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Maricopa County Attorney’s Office

November 2019   

As the newly-appointed Maricopa County Attorney, I am honored to serve this community. Since my appointment on October 3 by the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, I am grateful for the warm welcome extended to me by those at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. I am humbled to lead a group of talented men and women who seek justice for victims of crime and work tirelessly every single day to ensure that the rule of law is applied fairly in this community. 

I know that prosecutors wield incredible power, and as such, bear great responsibility to be fair and ethical. A prosecutor’s primary responsibility is to do justice; for victims, for public safety and for defendants.

In the coming months, my priorities will be to: 

  • Protect the rights of victims and hold criminals accountable, while being just and reasonable.
  • Ensure judicious operations with a focus on efficiencies and process improvements that are grounded in evidence-based practices.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with the courts, the sheriff’s office, partners in county government, first responders, the legislature, and those in our community who seek to better our criminal justice system. 
In the spirit of collaboration and inclusivity, I have asked a group of community leaders and experts in their fields to serve on a transition team. Along with the professional staff of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office they will provide me recommendations to develop a strategic plan for the County Attorney’s Office that is measurable, meaningful, and enduring.

As the Office moves forward with our priorities and goals, I pledge to you an unwavering commitment to making our community a better place.

Allister Adel
Maricopa County Attorney


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