Tucson, Arizona 2021-07-14 20:30:00 –
Former Pima County Sheriff, Mark Nepia, has played a new government role in the county’s administration.
County manager Chuck Hackelbury said Napier will be in charge of the four county divisions on August 2. It is an office for emergency management, public defender services, facility management, and interoperable communication systems.
The job will pay him $ 152,000 a year.
Republican Napier has served as sheriff for a term since 2016 after expelling current sheriff Chris Nanos from his position.
In 2020, Napier lost a bid for the Democratic Party’s reelection to Nanos in a controversial election campaign, resulting in Napier threatening current sheriffs in defamation proceedings.
Napier has served as the county’s Supreme Law Enforcement Officer, but his new role does not include oversight of criminal justice initiatives.
Hackelbury said he had “not interacted with the sheriff’s department at all” with Napier.
“That’s what I told him to stay away from, and he agrees,” he said.
Napier will take over Wendy Peterson, the county’s assistant administrator who will retire on Friday. He also holds the position of former assistant mayor John Voorhees, who has been employed by the Tucson Airport Authority.
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