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Sheriff's Weekly Highlights July 15, 2016
Sheriff’s Office Making a Difference - Community Thank You Letters
Jail Tour

Here are a few thank you notes / photos we’ve received over the past couple of months that we wanted to share. 

Thank you and especially also to Sergeant Baze for a wonderfully informative and enjoyable tour. You have such good reason to be proud of the way the Detention Center is run. … I'll say it again - you are an amazing bunch!

You all do such an excellent job. Again, thank you.


I was participating in the Cops on Top climb at Mt Humphreys … Deputy Lurkins observed right away I was in a little distress …

He asked me to join him and his uncle in climbing down the mountain, allowing me to set the pace…My legs cramped up and I had to stop…He gave me another energy gel to help me keep going…

Throughout this ordeal, Jason was attentive and conscientious … Deputy Lurkins is my hero for assisting me and possibly preventing any medical issues. I want to thank him and your agency for having the compassion to care about my well-being…


Late evening June 29th we had contact with Deputy Robert Smith due to a needed ambulance trip to the Emergency Room in Flagstaff.  My 84-year-old husband was in acute pain and unruly. Deputy Smith worked at calming him. He was kind enough to transport my daughter and myself...and June 30 when he was admitted was our 60th wedding anniversary. Deputy Smith is to be commended for his kind treatment.  

On January 17, 2013 we had contact with another male deputy when we were coming home at 11:00 pm...he too should be commended.

Evidently, your department has an excellent training program as your deputies do you proud. I am judging your deputies in contrast to (other agencies we have encountered). What a contrast in departments.

We winter here...and are pleased to be home owners in Coconino County. Thank you again.

Coconino Sheriff’s SAR Unit Receives Unit of the Year Award
CCSSAR Unit of the Year

The Arizona Search and Rescue Coordinators awarded the unit of the year award to Coconino Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit during their quarterly meeting on July 13, 2016.  We are so proud of our SAR Team!  Congratulations on being recognized for the outstanding service to the community they provide.  If you want to learn more about SAR, here are some website links: Search and Rescue Arizona Coconino Sheriff’s Office SAR web page Coconino Sheriff’s SAR, Inc. Facebook site

Our SAR Unit was nominated and selected based on the following examples of their exemplary service: 

  • During 2014 and 2015 the Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit led the effort to produce the Introduction to Search Management Best Practices video. The result was a very professional video that has been freely distributed and to date has been downloaded or viewed in over 60 countries.
  • In 2015 the Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit responded to 88 search and rescue missions which included a highly technical rescue in Illusions Canyon and the multi-day, multi-agency search for a missing 5-year-old from Colorado City south of Jacob Lake.
  • In addition to missions CCSSAR conducted 405 training events, and conducted several preventative search and rescue presentations to the community. In total CCSSAR volunteers contributed 18,480 hours of service to Coconino County and the State of Arizona.
  • Several members contributed to the success of the 2015 Arizona SAR Conference by providing instruction and organizing the SAR K9 track at the conference.
  • During the end of 2015 and early 2016 the CCSSAR Mountain Rescue Team completed the Mountain Rescue Association reaccreditation process involving evaluation in Wilderness Search, Technical Rock Rescue, and Snow and Ice Rescue.
  • The volunteers that make up the CCSSAR Unit are key to the successful fulfillment of our responsibility to conduct and/or coordinate SAR operations not only in Coconino County, and they also routinely contribute to the field of search and rescue outside of our county’s boundaries.

Annual Arizona Law Enforcement Pow Wow Held in Flagstaff

Each year the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and the Arizona Chiefs of Police host a gathering of law enforcement partners for their quarterly meetings in Northern Arizona.  This tradition was started 36 years ago when various Arizona law enforcement boards and commissions decided to move their summer time meetings to the cooler and scenic Northern Arizona. Some of the meetings that are held include:

Indian Country Intelligence Network/Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, Arizona County Attorneys & Sheriff’s Association, FBI National Academy Associates, Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training, County Sheriff’s, FirstNet, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Arizona Law Enforcement Academy Users Group. Many of these groups working committees as well as other boards also use this opportunity to conduct meetings such as the Arizona Detention Association and the Arizona State Search and Rescue Coordinators meetings. 

Having so many of our partners is Northern Arizona for the week is a great opportunity to discuss current events and issues and to follow up on statewide projects and gives our staff a break from traveling to southern Arizona to attend these important meetings.  

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