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The Yavapai County Sheriff has kept pace with the change that has occurred in the last fifteen years as the population increased eighty percent and the county is urbanized rapidly. They Sheriff's office has created innovative methods of dealing with the evolving demographics and criminal element sophistication. Technology such as in-car computers, state-of-the-art radio communications, and streamlining the reporting system methods helps with the evolving demographics and criminal element sophistication.

Field personnel are trained to meet the challenges of gangs, and other criminal enterprises by using experience in crime analysis, calls for service prioritization, reducing response time, workload management and aggressive crime fighting. Additionally, community involvement through Community Advisory Partnerships aids in tailoring law enforcement services to the needs of outlying communities. This is clearly visible by 100 dedicated individuals that volunteer to form part of The Yavapai County Sheriff's Response Team (YCSRT).

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Response Team (YCSRT) are dedicated to saving lives of those who get lost or otherwise need assistance. They are sub-divided into several groups of specialties referred to as units. The units are as follows: Tracking, Backcountry, Mounted, Scuba Search, Dog Quad Unit, SMU Unit, and, 4X4Wickenburg. Trackers assist with their expertise in ground tracking; footprints and pathway clues, sometimes in conjunction with scent dogs to locate track of a subject The Backcountry Unit has extensive training in tracking, field search, swift water rescue and helicopter operations. Volunteers from the Backcountry Unit are frequently utilized by the Sheriff's Office as a first-response

Contact information:

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
255 E Gurley,
Prescott , AZ. 86301
Phone: (928)771-3260
Fax: (928)771-3294
E-mail: web.sheriff@co.yavapai.az.us



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