The communities within the Northern Area patrol zone are parallel with the Board of Supervisors District 1 region. This patrol area encompasses 3349 square miles and the areas in, around and between the cities and towns of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Paulden, Ash Fork and Seligman. The Northern Area Command Bureau is under the Command of an assigned Lieutenant who maintains an office at the Williamson Valley Road and the Outer Loop Road location in Prescott, also known as the Williamson Valley Substation. There are two offices to provide public access to the Sheriff’s Office. One office is located at 255 East Gurley Street in Prescott. The second office is located in Williamson Valley, 4155 W. Outer Loop Road, Suite B. There are small offices in Paulden, Ash Fork and Seligman, however these “substations” are not occupied more than two hours per day and any need for services should be directed to our Communications Center (Dispatch) to ensure you receive timely service.
The Northern Area Command Bureau has the following Specialized Units/Sections.
This patrol area is rich in history from the first residing Native Americans to the first exploration by Joseph Reddford Walker in 1861 when gold was discovered on Lynx Creek. This vast patrol area is broken down in to sectors to provide the public clear statistics and validation of reported crimes in their areas.