The ability to deploy crews for aerial searches has been a critical link to living saving rescues in recent years and is also an important aid to search crews on the ground. The “Robinson R44” 4 passenger helicopter was donated to YCSO in 2010 by Guidance Aviation in Prescott. It was refurbished through use of state grant and drug seized monies. Rescue 1 began service in 2011 and continues its important work funded exclusively with monies seized from drug related investigations.
The search and rescue volunteers are attached to 5 main organizations operated under the direction of the Sheriff who is responsible for all search and rescue operations in Yavapai County. For further information on these invaluable volunteers, their specialized training and responsibilities, click on the web links below. Anyone interested in working with one of the groups should contact the YCSO Volunteer Coordinator for further information.
Yavapai County Jeep Posse
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team
Yavapai County SHeriff’s Air Group
Southern Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team
Email Verde Valley Search and Rescue (VerdeSAR@yahoo.com)