Yavapai County comprises 8,092 square miles of widely varied terrain; from tall timber to scenic desert to “urban” areas.
The Patrol Bureau provides all law enforcement Patrol, Animal Control, Forest Patrol, and SWAT for all unincorporated areas of Yavapai County. The Patrol Bureau is divided into three (3) Area Commands. These Area Commands parallel to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Districts.
The communities within the Verde Valley patrol areas are identified as being within the Eastern Area Command and encompasses District 3, Supervisor Chip Davis’ region.
The communities surrounding Prescott, throughout the tri-city area and northern region of the county such as Ash Fork and Seligman, are identified as being within the Northern Area Command which encompasses District 1, Supervisor Carol Springer’s region.
The Southern Area Command encompasses District 2, Supervisor Thomas Thurman’s region. The communities of Mayer, Cordes, Dewey, Humboldt, Cherry, Spring Valley, Black Canyon City, Castle Hot Springs and Crown King are within the Southeast Area Command. Bagdad, Yava, Hillside, Skull Valley, Yarnell and Congress are within the Southwest Area Command.
Each area maintains one office for the Commanding Lieutenant. Prescott, Williamson Valley, Mayer, the Verde Valley and the Village of Oak Creek each have offices that are open during business hours. Various other patrol areas have been provided designed “offices” to assist the personnel with prepared paperwork and other tasks associated with law enforcement. These “substations” are not occupied more than two hours per day by the deputies and any need for services should be directed to our Communication Center (Dispatch) to ensure you receive timely service.
“Sheriff Mascher is committed to the best possible public service to the citizens of Yavapai County. As such, a Patrol Deputy residency requirement was instituted in late 2011. In order to assist the highly dedicated and committed employees of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mascher, supported by the Board of Supervisors, approved an outlying area stipend for Deputies living and serving in the rural communities of Yavapai County. This stipend of $400.00 a month is available to Patrol Deputies who have their primary residence in and work in the areas of Ash Fork, Seligman, Skull Valley, Yarnell, Bagdad and the Mayer to Black Canyon City corridor. This stipend is intended to assist in supplementing the cost of things such as increased travel distances to some required locations (Ex: Doctors offices, grocery stores, etc.) that may only be found in the urban areas of the County.”