Photos: A First Look at MCSO's New $93 Million Headquarters

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Matthew Hendley


Sheriff Joe Arpaio called a press conference yesterday at the new Maricopa County Sheriff's Office headquarters in Downtown Phoenix for a prostitution bust, but we didn't get past the lobby.

Turns out, the $93 million building, at Fifth Avenue and Jackson Street, isn't actually done yet, but we did get our first close-up look at the new HQ.

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We were geared up for a full tour of the place, conveniently located on an ancient burial ground, but Arpaio spokeswoman Lisa Allen said a media tour wouldn't take place until February. MCSO Sergeant Brandon Jones estimated the move into the new building was only about 20 percent done, as of yesterday.

Meanwhile, in a rendering of the building from the architects last year, Arpaio's name was plastered on the side. That move didn't make the cut.

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Gabor Lorant Architects
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The only reference to Arpaio we could find on the building was on a small plaque across from the entrance, where Arpaio's name was in the same size font as everyone else.

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The lobby has some nice leather chairs and a TV, though.

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Here's a shot from MCSO, inside Arpaio's new 574 square-foot office:

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MCSO

And, just for kicks, here are two photos of Arpaio at the new headquarters:

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TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

574 square feet to accommodate a horse's ass, huh?

The equine statute outside doesn't hardly compare to the real thing wearing the star.

"Shurf". Also known as the Elderly Elected Official.

I don't care for the guy. I believe he suffers from mental illness.

DNichols
DNichols

?

Ugly Building.

Ugly excuse of a Human. (Racist Arpaio)

What a waste, in both cases.

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

Biggest horse's patoot in a State full of horses' patoots. The list is endless, Arpaio, Brewer, Horne, Bennett, the Senile One, the lunatics (any of 30 one party dictatorship legislators), Franks, Gosar, Studboi, etc., et.al.

Cheryl Perez
Cheryl Perez

I thought he was crying he had no money?

azweasel
azweasel

That's an insult to the horse. Reminds me of a joke. A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says hey buddy, why the long face.

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

My favorite picture is #8 depicting what the SOB  is .............................a HORSES ASS!

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

Ugly building with a riderless horse


Just like MCSO, an organization with no one at it's helm


When are we going to see a full accounting of this bdlg's construction costs so we can find out how much Joe embezzled during it's construction?

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

The city authorized almost a billion dollars of taxpayer money for the phoenix convention center and it just sits their empty other then a car show or rave dance . Talk about wasted money most of the events their are held in the old south building. Spending 93 million on building that will be utilized seems like a just expense regardless of the size of Arpaio's office.

onefingersalute
onefingersalute

Photo #1 - looks like Noah's Ark, aground on a laundromat.

Photo #5 - the tv's a nice touch, but the only one watching it, will be the person walking through the metal detector.

Photo #8 - A monument to 'Joe's MCSO', a riderless horse, trampling upon justice!

Robert Haasch
Robert Haasch

They needed the roof to be extra long for the runway to launch drones.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

I wonder if the sofa pulls out into a changing table?

Kimberlynn Hall Tovrea
Kimberlynn Hall Tovrea

ummm... didn't he throw a ring tailed shit fit over what the new courthouse cost?! SMH

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

The riderless horse is trampling on JUSTICE.

AZ Angels Green Landscape-Srvcs
AZ Angels Green Landscape-Srvcs

The architect, designer or planner must it be drunk.....for 93 millions you could get something better...anyways. ..what's new??....:)

Jeff Turille
Jeff Turille

93 million dollar HQ...and cutting funding for food to force inmates on vegetarian diets. I get it.

Michael Schilling
Michael Schilling

WHY??? 93 Million tax payer dollars wasted on a fat useless POS and corrupt org.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

love how he has his name plastered all over in the background of that one pic.."Sheriff arpaio"..meanwhile, Maricopa County is nowhere to be found. Just par for the course from the attention whore 

robert_graham
robert_graham

So let me see if I understand this.... you are complaining of money spent on MCSO's new headquarters but yet you don't seem to blink an eye at all the fraud, waste and abuse of taxpayer money by our federal government?  You don't seem to care that last year the IRS paid out millions and millions and millions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds to illegal aliens.

So where's your outrage that the government has voted to take away the pensions of wounded military veterans but keep giving illegal aliens IRS tax credits?  

I hope Harry Reid and John McCain both die from cancer. They are despicable and should be quickly booted from office.

You also apparently don't mind the government spening $300,000 to study duck penises or a million dollars to study why deer get hit by cars while crossing the road.  

And the government said just 23 billion in cuts under Ryan-Matthews is the best they can do???   I think it's time for overdue spring cleaning in Washington, DC.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

The last picture of the horses ass must be the tribute to Bozo Joe Arpaio...

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

@Flyer9753 

On a more serious note, the "Shurff" is so freakin' scared of horses, he'll never go near one, let alone sit on one. It's really sad! We can't even put the moron on an old mare and have him ride off into the sunset!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@shadeaux14 Their will be a mobile hung over his desk with pictures of Candy Thomas, Russ Pearce, and JT Ready, and he'll have a stuffed hippo named Dave by his side!

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

Ironic. Him and Candy, were going to investigate the cost conspiracy on the Court, and he gets a glass azz-hole himself.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@eric.nelson745,

 That's a horse??...............From the perspective of the picture, I thought it was a bust of Arpaio.

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

Just like we love hemorrhoids too.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

So, you do know that with ACA, you'll be able to get that mental health care you clearly need, don't you?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

LMAO you actually believe the bullshit the government spoon feeds you Robert?

The undocumented immigrants don't collect a tax refund on their filed taxes.

Threatening federal employees is enough to land you in serious trouble.

What bullshit studies are you babbling about? Provide links.

$23B was apparently good enough for Speaker John Boehner. His chamber passed the budget fairly quickly.

Stop believing what the government is telling you because they lie through their teeth. The politicians cannot and should not be trusted.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

@robert_graham

You've been playing with yourself, Bobby? Btw, who is Ryan-Matthews? A new room mate in Fresno?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham who says we arent uptight about the government wasting money? we complain about it all the time twit, and for your information.....Joe is part of that government misspending list , he's just on the local government list..................................................also, why is it that the only study you know of happens to involve penis of some sort??? and please provide some evidence as to the government giving illegals tax credits........how can they get tax credit if they dont pay their taxes? you are always saying they never pay taxes

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham And Jaffy, you don't care about the $99.5 MILLION of dedicated jail funds that Arpaio ADMITS to ILLEGALLY spending, now do you?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@robert_graham yes, there was NO NEED for a new building..he already had one, but that wasnt ritzy enough for herr Arpaio. By comparison, he bitched and fought like hell against a new courthouse, while building a new office. hypocrisy at its finest. 

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@DPSnAZ @Flyer9753 There are some things that not even an old mare would do. Try to find one that might let him near....

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

WhoKnows, the missing $103.7M is how the Old Fool is funding this building. He found the cash.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@david_saint01 @robert_graham Actually, Wells Fargo told him to get out, that they didn't want his  "kind" any more (it was disruptive with protests and "media shows").


I think he should have moved his office to a closed down "Danny's Car Wash" myself, though.  Maybe his office could be in the old men's room.....

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@robert_graham

I see Bozo Joe got a bigger desk for you to hide under Jaffy.

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