Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Serving Since 1864

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office mission is to enhance the quality of life in the county by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment through professional education programs aimed at promoting community involvement in various community services and crime prevention education.

The Sheriff’s Office wants you to be safe and comfortable in your home and during your daily activities, whether at leisure or work. Although the department works very hard to create the safest environment possible, it is very important to remember that all citizens play a vital part in crime prevention. Community service is truly a Police-Community partnership. By working together, we can reduce crime and enhance the quality of life.

Our Mission

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the prevention of crime;
the protection of life and property;
the preservation of peace, order and safety;
the enforcement of laws and ordinances;
and the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees.

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Questions regarding the upcoming Jail District Vote? The answers are here....


Sales Tax Proposal - see the website for full details

SALES TAX EXTENSIONThe Board of Directors of the Yavapai County Jail District asks the voters of Yavapai County for approval to extend the existing jail district excise (sales) tax of up to ¼ of a cent per dollar ($0.0025) for an additional twenty years to continue revenues necessary to support the county jail system. The estimated yearly revenue needs for the Jail District are currently a minimum of $18.1 million per year, and will likely increase over time due to population growth and inflation.  The County currently contributes $7 million per year to the Jail District from the County General Fund as legally required “maintenance of effort,” with most of the remaining funds raised through the existing jail district excise (sales) tax. The proposal extends the existing jail district excise (sales) tax at its current rate.  

SALES TAX VS. PROPERTY TAX TO FUND JAIL SYSTEM: The loss of the existing ¼ cent Jail District sales tax would have a major impact on the County’s General Fund. The jail still needs money to operate, however, and the county would be forced to either increase property taxes or reduce services to make up for the lost revenue. Reduced services cannot help but have a damaging impact on public safety because 49% of the County’s general fund budget is used to fund law enforcement and criminal justice. Continuing the Jail District sales tax allows the jail to continue safe and efficient operations without raising taxes or impacting other public safety.

SALES TAX PAID BY VISITORS: Extension of the current Jail District sales tax to fund jail operation is preferable because it imposes less of a burden on county residents. According to studies conducted by Arizona State University in 2016, approximately 17% of the sales in Yavapai County are made to non-residents of the County. Continuing to use a sales tax to help fund the jail means non-residents pay for a significant portion of jail operations, relieving county residents of that burden. In contrast, a property tax is paid almost exclusively by Yavapai County residents. Thus, continuing the existing sales tax will actually save Yavapai County residents money.

An Exciting Career Begins Here!

An Exciting Career Begins Here!

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is hiring! We have many positions available, including Deputy Sheriff, Detention Officer, Cook, Dispatcher, and more. Please check out our Facebook page, or the brand new Recruitment website -   ​http://www.ycsojobs.com/


Track Sex Offenders & Register for Email Alerts

Track Sex Offenders & Register for Email Alerts

Use this link to view all published offenders within a specified radius of your home, business, school or other desired address. You may also register to receive an email alert whenever a published offender registers within the selected area of your desired addresses. http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54056
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Meet the Sheriff

Scott Mascher
Yavapai County Sheriff

Primary Business Address:
255 E. Gurley Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(928) 771-3260

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