Arizona

Sep 10, 2013 3:24 PM by Associated Press

Sheriff's office to help Tempe with rowdy ASU students

PHOENIX (AP) - The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is giving Tempe an assist in the Phoenix suburb's attempt to crack down on alcohol-related misbehavior among Arizona State University students and others in the vicinity of the university's campus.

The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/15P1HXe) reports that Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff requested help and that Sheriff Joe Arpaio agreed to provide it.

The Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies recently helped Temple conduct an enforcement campaign that resulted in nearly 1,400 arrests during August weekends.

That operation has concluded but Ryff says he wants his department's overall campaign against rowdy behavior to continue.

He says he's asking for continued assistance from the Sheriff's Office because of recent troublesome incidents and because the Sheriff's Office has specialized units that can assist.

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