Sheriff Scott Mascher is celebrating his 30th year with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. Joining the Sheriff’s Office as a Reserve Deputy in 1984, his love of the profession brought him to a full time position 3 years later. Sheriff Mascher has the distinction of having worked in all aspects of law enforcement and detention service. Promotions through the ranks led to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Commander and Chief Deputy while working every assignment the department offers.
Joining Sheriff Mascher in his executive staff is Chief Deputy John Russell. Chief Russell is a 27 year veteran of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office serving in all ranks including commanding SWAT, the Northern Arizona Regional Police Training Academy (NARTA) along with command of all law enforcement and detention operations. Both Sheriff Mascher and Chief Russell are graduates of the FBI national Academy.
Captain Brian Hunt manages the Support Services Division which supplies the Sheriff’s Office with all the critical support needed to make it a smooth operation. Captain Hunt is responsible for the 911 Emergency Call Center, Dispatch Operations, Records Section, Recruitment and Training, and all Sheriff’s Technical Services.