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Scott Mascher, Yavapai County Sheriff

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Sheriff Mascher is a 30 plus year veteran of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. As a young man he began his career in the position of volunteer reserve deputy. He accepted a full time certified deputy position in 1986 in the Verde Valley.


While promoting through the ranks, Sheriff Mascher worked in virtually all the communities of Yavapai County. His assignments included narcotics, patrol operations, internal investigations, major crimes, tactical operations, jail operations and academy commander.

Sheriff Mascher is directly responsible for improving the state of readiness of the entire Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, he is experienced in developing and successfully operating multi-million budgets through strategic planning.


Sheriff Mascher was appointed by the Governor to the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) as Board Chairman. Other significant appointments include the State’s legislative committee for implementing body camera policy, the legislative committee for the Arizona Supreme Court Security and Standards Committee, and to the Executive Board of the Rocky Mountain Intelligence Network (RMIN). The Sheriff also sits on the Executive Board of the Western States Sheriff’s Association.


Sheriff Mascher has an Administration of Justice degree and graduated from the FBI National Academy and the Arizona Law Enforcement Training academy. He is a certified pilot and maintains the skills of a Grand Canyon River Guide.


“Yavapai County is a great place to live. The Sheriff’s Office is directly responsible to ensure our public safety and to maintain a quality of life that we can all enjoy. I will continue to place a high priority on maintaining this standard.”