Sheriff Joe Arpaio now using social networking site Twitter

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PHOENIX - Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now on Twitter.

According to a release from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office an imposter has been posing on Twitter as Sheriff Joe, but now the real Sheriff Joe has an account.

The Real Sheriff Joe is going to highlight the real goings on inside the sheriff's office as opposed to the faux account which MCSO says posts bogus and silly information.

"It obviously has a following," Arpaio said. "So why not use it to my advantage rather than disadvantage?"

The Sheriff added he looks forward to the people he will be able to converse with through Twitter.

If you want to follow Sheriff Joe visit .