Yavapai County Sheriff
Auxiliary Force

For those who don't know us, we are the Yavapai Sheriff Auxiliary Force, under the direction of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. Included are the Volunteers in Protection, Yavapai County Jeep Posse, Verde Search & Rescue, and the Yavapai County Search & Rescue Team.

Our Mission

These all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations assist the Sheriff´s Office searching for lost, stranded, or injured persons anywhere in the county, including cities. Our members are often first on the scene. Last year alone our volunteers responded to over 150 search and rescue missions, and hundreds of deputy assists.

Volunteer groups within YCSO Auxiliary Force

Did you know?

No one is ever charged for a search or rescue by us or the Sheriff´s Office.

We don´t want anyone to hesitate to call 911 for help because of a concern about cost. We respond to help you day or night, in any weather conditions. Please help us continue these vital services by making a donation. And, hey, WE´D be lost without you!

The cost to obtain and maintain safety equipment, communications systems, and training comes from the volunteers themselves, and tax-deductible donations like yours.

The following are just a few examples of what our volunteers train for, providing 24/7 service when you need them:

  • Large-scale searches for children & the elderly
  • Short-haul helicopter rescues
  • Technical rope & swift-water rescues
  • Fire & other disaster evacuations
  • K9 area, trailing, and HRD searches
  • Patrolling local communities
  • Vacation home security checks
  • Wildfire observation & reporting

Other services our volunteers provide include:

  • Cold case investigations
  • Community safety events
  • Hug-A-Tree Lost Child Prevention Program
  • Administrative services
  • Fingerprint services
  • Citizen or motorist assists
  • Administrative services

This website is sponsored and paid for by these 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations:

  • Yavapai County Search & Rescue Team
  • Yavapai County Jeep Posse
  • Volunteers in Protection
  • Verde Search & Rescue

Every Tax-Deductible donation counts. Please help us, so we can help you stay safe.

We Do Not Share or Sell Provided Information

Help us continue our work

We're asking for your help to cover the out-of-pocket expenses of over 350 volunteers
who work daily to help keep you safe where you live and in the wilderness areas of Yavapai County.

To those who were able to make a contribution, THANK YOU!

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Contact us

Telephone: 928-771-3260

Address: P.O. Box 12583 Prescott, AZ 86304

To learn more about our organizations, please contact Dennyse Loll, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at the Yavapai County Sheriff ’s Office.