Seagal's LE career is HARD TO KILL E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

Steven Seagal seems to be everywhere in law enforcement these days. Not only is he currently lending his law enforcement expertise to Texas sheriffs, the actor is also assisting Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio in training Joe’s volunteer "posse" how to handle potential school shootings.

After the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting Arpaio made a splash in the media with his plan to deploy the posse to monitor the perimeter of more than 50 Phoenix-area schools for suspicious activity.

Members of the 3,450-strong “posse” are currently on patrol and the sheriff's office announced recently that the program would run through next year.

The simulated shooting training exercise was held in a vacant school outside Phoenix. About 25 teenage volunteers acted the part of students while members of the posse received instruction from police officers and Steven Seagal.

"I want everybody to know that we're going to be around those schools, that if you do something we will be armed, and we're going into the schools to save our kids," Arpaio told reporters as he banged on a podium for extra emphasis.

Not everyone thinks using the posse to secure schools is a good idea.

In fact, ABC/Univision has reported that according to a local CBS affiliate, some of Arpaio's posse members have criminal records.

Their investigation "uncovered a number of posse members with arrests for assault, drug possession, domestic violence, sex crimes against children, disorderly conduct, impersonating an officer and lots of other crimes.

As things stand now, posse members are restricted to patrolling the areas outside of local schools. But Arpaio’s people say the posse will be ready to rush inside and rescue students in the event of active shooter scenarios.

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