Tuesday, the sheriff announced he was looking to buy two drones to patrol the skies over
Arpaio says he wants to stop people from throwing contraband such as drugs and cigarettes over the fence, and says drones would help monitor the exterior of the jail.
Arpaio says droves have unlimited capabilities, and at the size of a briefcase, would be a great tool to help him fight crime.
"The drone program seems to be taking off these days, why not have a few drones, at least one flying around monitoring especially the outside for contraband?" said Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The sheriff says there will be no weapons on the drones, and they'll be paid for by money seized during drug operations.
In order for the sheriff to use drones, he would first have to get approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.