Today K9 Haddie learned how to use the drinking fountain.
A glimpse into what we think is the best job in the world. Working with highly trained K9 partners enforcing the laws of our country. Check out our photos!
Today K9 Haddie learned how to use the drinking fountain.
Happy retirement to TSA K9, Ttirado!
"After more than 8 years of service at Indianapolis Airport, TSA explosive detection canine TTirado has officially retired. He was adopted by his handler Keith Gray and will spend retirement at home with his family. Check out this clip of his final bag search and reward!" - TSA spokesperson Mark Howell
Here is the info on the gun raffle we will be doing this Saturday at the “K9s on the Square” event in Prescott. Don’t miss this opportunity, this gun is a limited run, and for the first time will be available to the public.
A raffle to support the Yavapai County Fallen Officer Memorial is now underway. Between today and Labor Day, September 20, 2020, you have a chance to purchase tickets and become eligible to win a customized Ruger AR-556. This rifle is engraved with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office logo. Tickets are only $10 each or 3 for $20.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE tickets will take place THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020, BETWEEN 10AM AND 12 PM ON THE COURTHOUSE PLAZA. The YCSO K9 team will join with the Prescott Police Department in meet and greet setting prior to the start of the Bluegrass Festival. Please see any YCSO K9 deputy to purchase your raffle tickets. Your support is greatly appreciated as we head toward to goal of honoring those law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in Yavapai County.
Please review the attached flyers for details on the raffle and memorial.
Watch our page for more opportunities to purchase raffle tickets. You may also donate directly towards the memorial at the Gofundme site listed in the memorial flyer.
Come join us for K9’s on the square. Watch for more info, but we will be doing a gun raffle to support the Fallen Officer Memorial.
Hope to see you there!
K9'S ON THE SQUARE!! Come out to meet the dogs, ask the handlers questions and watch demonstrations. We will have K9 patches and t-shirts for sale and all proceeds will go to our K9 Unit! See you there!!
K9 Haddie just turned 5! Join us in wishing her a happy birthday 🎂
Great job, Deputy Hartman!
Submitted to the Sheriff's Office via Facebook --
On June 2, 2020, we were traveling from Flagstaff back home to Kingman. Our 10 year old was traveling with us and his life dream is to become a K-9 police officer. We made a quick stop in Ashfork and while there, we met Officer Hartman and Haddie. Officer Hartman are an amazing team! They took time out of their busy day to make this kid’s dream a reality. Haddie seemed more that happy to get love and ear scratches. Officer Hartman showed our guy all around his vehicle and even let him sit in it! He answered every rapid-fire question this kid had and even explained to him what he needs to do throughout schooling and life to be on track for achieving his dream. Yavapai County is blessed to have such an awesome duo! Thank you so much! Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Great job to everyone involved!
UPDATE - FUGITIVE IN CUSTODY -
*** May 12, 2020 ***
ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE FOLLOWS- Several tips as to the whereabouts of Prevatt lead Northern Investigations detectives to a home in the 7200 block of Pueblo Avenue in Prescott Valley this morning. With assistance from a US Marshalls Office team out of Flagstaff, K9 deputies and Prescott Valley Police Officers, the property was contained and a consent search of the home was underway. During the search, 20-year-old Juliann Strickland was found hiding inside a laundry room behind a washer/dryer after more than 10 minutes of announcements directing anyone inside to exit. Inside the garage, detectives noticed an attic access panel with fresh fingerprints. Strickland maintained Prevatt was not in the attic after being asked several times obviously hoping Prevatt would not be discovered, thus hindering the investigation.
Detectives attempted to contact Prevatt and there was no immediate response. When options to obtain his cooperation were shared (dog, gas), Prevatt made himself known and eventually surrendered.
Prevatt was booked on the parole violation warrant. He is also awaiting charges on multiple felonies resulting from the collision incident. Strickland, who is on active probation, was booked for Hindering Prosecution, a felony, and later released pending court.
The Sheriff’s Office thanks the community for the numerous phone calls regarding this fugitive. We are also indebted to the work of the Flagstaff US Marshall team as their assistance was invaluable.
May 9, 2020
Suspect Wanted for fleeing the scene of a collision- Minors endangered/Injured-
Suspect also being sought on a Parole Violation Warrant, Reward Offered
On May 5, 2020, just after 2 AM, 23-year-old Grant Prevatt from Chino Valley committed Criminal Damage, Endangerment (3 counts), Reckless Driving, and Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury after rolling a truck he was driving, in the 24800 block of N Mitchell Lane, Paulden.
Prevatt is also wanted by the Arizona Department of Corrections for parole violations. A fugitive parole warrant has been issued.
At the indicated date and time, YCSO deputies were dispatched to a truck rollover on N Mitchell Lane in Paulden. Upon arrival in the area, a 16-year-old girl approached deputies saying her friend was injured and needed help. The victims had been given a ride from the crash site back to their car by a Good Samaritan. Inside that vehicle, Deputies saw another 16-year-old girl laying across the seat, bleeding and possibly having a seizure. Another 15-year-old girl, also a passenger, was present. While EMS personnel treated the trio of victims, deputies learned the driver of the truck, Grant Prevatt, fled the scene following the collision.
The victims indicated that earlier they met at a house in Paulden and got into a truck driven by Prevatt with another male adult passenger. Prevatt drove the truck in an erratic fashion, ‘fishtailing,’ etc., when the truck slid sideways and rolled. The teen who sustained serious injuries was not wearing a seat belt.
After the collision, Prevatt kicked out the windshield and told them he was a felon and needed to run away. A good Samaritan saw the wreck and stopped to give aid and drove the girls back to their car as they were intending to go to the hospital. That is the time deputies and fire personnel arrived.
Deputies eventually located the truck and the adult passenger, a friend of Prevatt, who also confirmed Prevatt was the driver. The male passenger was complaining of chest pain and transported to the hospital.
Deputies contacted the injured teen at the hospital. She was in stable condition at that time.
If anyone has information on Prevatt’s whereabouts, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Your anonymous tip may also be submitted online at www.yavapaisw.com. A $350 cash reward is being offered if the tip leads to an arrest. Those with information may also contact YCSO Detective Deron Franklin at 928-777-7272.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov
The YCSO K-9 unit was very proud to take part in celebrating this amazing young mans birthday!
On Sunday, April 26, 2020, what an exciting day for Drew from Prescott Valley! Deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the Prescott Valley Police Department, joined forces to celebrate Drew’s 9th birthday. Drew was greeted by a lights and siren parade which included K9 deputies (Drew loves dogs), and of course, Deputy Do-Right. Even though it was his birthday, Drew also wanted thank deputies and officers for their service and provided drinks and snacks for everyone. Deputy Do-Right presented Drew with several birthday gifts and the whole group came together to sing Happy Birthday.
It was a memorable day- Deputies and Officers were honored by the opportunity to brighten Drew’s birthday and put a big smile on his face –
Note - Drew has some special needs and the family oversaw physical distancing concerns during the event to permit limited contact in light of creating a wonderful memory.
Last week we posted a video of K9 Max running in circles inside his car. The results are in! On average, Max ran 10 miles per day!
You’d think he be tired at the end of shift, but he still had plenty of energy to spare.
The YCSO K-9 unit was proud to take part in this today. Thank you all for the tremendous support.
Some views just prior to the procession/escort of Phoenix Commander Greg Carnicle's mom on her way to her son's memorial from Prescott to Phoenix.. Our prayers are with her today.
K9 Max enjoys running laps in the car when he gets excited (and he’s always excited). We’ve gotten him a fitness tracker to see just how many miles a day he runs in circles!
We are taking bets and will have the results by next week. Please comment with your guess!
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Sad news from Phoenix PD. Please keep them in your thoughts.
Our hearts go out to our @phoenixpolice family with the loss of Commander Carnicle. He was one of the original board members for ATOA and helped get us to where we are today. RIP Sir.
Critical Incident Update: It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a Phoenix Police Department Commander.
Greg Carnicle was shot in the line of duty on Sunday March 29 on the scene of a domestic violence call. Two other officers were also shot during the incident at 40th Drive and Pinnacle Peak. The two officers are expected to recover.
Commander Carnicle was a 31-year veteran of the force, and was just months away from retiring. During his distinguished career, he held positions throughout the department including the special assignments unit, K9 and he most recently oversaw all evening and weekend patrol operations.
Rest In Peace Commander Carnicle. #phoenixpolice #RIP #lineofduty #commandercarnicle #neverforget
The YCSO K9 team has been working extremely hard and has been responsible for taking large amounts of drugs of the street. Over the last year the team has located 125lbs of methamphetamine, 31lbs of cocaine, 369lbs of marijuana, and 19lbs of heroin.
Among these stops, many fugitives from justice have been apprehended and violent criminals have been taken off the streets.
Thank you for all your support, we will continue working hard to keep our communities safe.
Great job by the YCSO K9 team! It’s not just drugs our guys are finding. In this case, these firearms were being smuggled to further drug crimes.
K9 Deputies seize firearms, fully loaded drum magazines, likely tied to Criminal Operation
Today the YCSO K-9 unit did the first ever “Coffee with a K9” in Prescott. It was a great event and the outpouring of support was phenomenal. We enjoyed it as much as the dogs did. Thank you to the Prescott PD K-9 unit for putting this together!
Coffee with a K 9 right now at the Espresso Coffee Shop on Gurley St in Prescott
Hope to see you there!!
“Coffee with the K-9” this Thursday from 9am till noon. Don’t miss it! #PrescottPoliceK-9
Great work by the K9 team!
K9 Deputy locates drug contraband hidden all around Vehicle
Happy birthday to K9 Benny from Prescott PD.
TODAY is Benny’s 2nd BIRTHDAY! 🎈🎉🎁
He got to sit on his favorite chair and eat TWO of his favorite cookies!
Keep up the great work guys! YCSO K9’s had a busy week!
YCSO K9 Team Recent Cases include the seizure of Large Quantities of Marijuana, THC Wax, and a Stolen Handgun
Today the YCSO K-9 unit made a new friend. Breyana has been a big supporter of the unit and loves the dogs. Breyana plans on being a K9 handler some day. It was great to meet you and thank you for your support!
What an honor it is to work for such a great man. Congratulations on your nomination, Sheriff Mascher!
Sheriff Mascher Nominated for Prescott Area Leadership 'Man of the Year' -
Congratulations to Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher on his Prescott Area Leadership ‘Man of the Year’ nomination. Through Sheriff Mascher’s leadership, the Sheriff’s Office has promoted and maintained effective and comprehensive law enforcement service to the community. Sheriff Mascher has always made public safety his top priority while implementing innovative programs and strategies. Agency transparency, care and concern for his employees and volunteers, and community service are just some of the examples where Sheriff Mascher is present and engaged.
From the ‘Reach Out’ program, designed to reduce the number of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders within Criminal Justice System, formation of the Yavapai County Mental Health Coalition bringing stakeholders together as part of ‘Reach Out’ and mental health reform, jail oversight, along with responsibilities for general law enforcement services including patrol, detectives and support services, the Sheriff’s Office remains a cutting edge organization under his leadership.
3 finalists from a very distinguished group of community leader nominees will be selected by the Prescott Area Leadership Committee on February 17, 2020. The finalists will be recognized at the April 7th Prescott Area Leadership Banquet where winners will be announced in each category including Man, Woman, and Youth of the Year.
Today was a special day for key member of the YCSO K9 team. Don Trusty, who is a volunteer with YCSO is assigned to and volunteers his time to the K-9 unit. Today he received the volunteer of the year award.
Don Trusty has over 20 years experience as a K9 handler with US Customs and brings his knowledge and experience to the team on a daily basis. Everyday he is the first member of the team to check on for the shift and won’t go home until the rest of the team is done.
We thank you for your selfless dedication to YCSO and the community! Congrats Trusty!
Please join us in congratulating Detective Manka and Bach on their retirement. Enjoy retirement old friends, you’ve earned it! Bach was one of the best narcotics dogs we’ve seen.
After a notable career, K-9 Bach has retired!
Detective J. Minka will finally be able to adopt his Special Investigations Division service dog. Unfortunately, K-9 Bach has retired early due to a serious tendon injury, from which the shepherd has been unable to recover.
Since 2016, 5.5-year-old Bach assisted with the seizure of $279,940 in currency, 8.3 pounds of heroin, 1760 pounds of marijuana, 149.8 pounds of methamphetamine and 34.6 pounds of cocaine.
Bach has assisted in the arrest and prosecution of countless drug violators and drug traffickers in Arizona and has served the citizens of Maricopa County well.
Thank you to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for a unanimous vote to begin Bach's retirement. He is set to live the remainder of his days enjoying his well-deserved retirement.
Congratulations K-9 Bach!
Mark your calendars, we’d love to see you there.
Coming soon Coffee with a K-9!!!
Mark your calendar for this new event!
Someone has a birthday today!! Happy birthday to K9 Vader! Vader is the most senior K9 on the team and his years of experience have definitely kept our communities safer!
Take a guess how old he is...
A little humor to get the weekend going 😂
Merry Christmas from retired YCSO K-9, Miley.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!
Last night, K9 Deputies Nelson and Hartman participated in the Firefighter Angel Foundation. This is a great event put on by the fire department to deliver presents and toys to local kids.
Graduation day!! Today YCSO K9’s Max and Haddie graduated the K9 academy after 9 long weeks of training. Both dog teams completed their certification process with 100% scores.
Great job guys, we are excited for you to be back on the road and look forward to your future successes!
This morning the YCSO K-9 unit along with multiple other law enforcement agencies participated in the annual “Shop with a cop” event in Prescott. Over 80 kids from the community had the opportunity to go Christmas shopping, courtesy of generous donations.
The day started with a light and siren procession from our meeting point to Walmart. Santa Clause was flown in via helicopter and then the shopping began!
255 E. Gurley Street
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