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Meet the Sheriff and His Executive Staff

Mascher_275pxSheriff 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 Jeff Newnum heads the Law Enforcement Services Division with the assistance of 4 Lieutenants:  Lt. Frank Barbaro, Northern Area Command;  Lt. Rich Martin, Eastern Area Command;  Lt. Nate Auvenshine, Southern Area Command ; Lt. Tom Boelts, Criminal Investigations Bureau. The Law Enforcement Services Division is responsible for all patrol activities county wide including Criminal Investigations, SWAT, Animal Control, Forest Patrol and Search and Rescue.

capt hunt

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.

Captain Rhodes and Command Staff

Captain David Rhodes, a 20 year veteran of the YCSO, commands the Detention Services Division. Assisting Captain Rhodes are 5 Lieutenants. From left to right:

  • Lt. Jamie Cicero, Central Identification Service
  • Lt. Jason Miner, Transportation and Court Services
  • Captain David Rhodes
  • Lt. David Schmid, Housing Services, Food and Volunteer service
  • Lt. Scott Rushing, Administrative Service
  • Lt. Daphne Smith, Inmate Services

The Detention Services Division is responsible for the incarceration of inmates and all services pertaining to their Health, welfare and safety.