The Maricopa County Attorney s Office serves as the chief advocate for the state and the citizens of the community in criminal matters. It also acts as the prosecution office in Maricopa County, Ariz., and undertakes more than 40,000 criminal cases annually. The office additionally seeks to implement, promote and participate in programs that reduce crime and enhance the quality of community life. In addition, the Maricopa County Attorney s Office cooperates with local governments and provides legal services to the county, its officers and political subdivisions. It employs a staff of over 900 attorneys, investigators, administrators, paralegals, victim advocates and support members. The Maricopa County Attorney s Office maintains nearly 15 specialized bureaus and is headquartered in Phoenix.