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PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's posse will be patrolling Phoenix-area malls again this holiday season.
The posse members will begin patrols at malls Friday morning.
Arpaio has been deploying his posse to malls every year since 1993. That's when a series of violent carjackings prompted him to add the mall patrols.
The sheriff is holding a kickoff event to publicize the patrols Friday afternoon at the Paradise Valley Mall. About 3,000 men and women belong to the volunteer sheriff's posse.