The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office takes the threat of drugs in our community seriously. The Sheriff’s Office has partnered with other law enforcement agencies to form the Northern Arizona Street Crimes Task Force Metro Unit. This unit has been in place since 1987. The primary objectives of the unit are to investigate, arrest, and prosecute gang members and narcotics traffickers in Northern Arizona.
Organization & Participating Agencies
The unit is governed by the Coconino County Metro Board of Directors and managed by the Flagstaff Police Department. Participating agencies include the:
The Metro Unit receives grant funding from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission to help cover salaries of the officers assigned to the unit. In addition to providing a full-time deputy to work with the Metro unit, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office participates annually in a marijuana eradication program.
In 2006, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office partnered with local county government and Citizens’ Against Substance Abuse (CASA) to apply for an Anti-Meth (amphetamine) Initiative Grant. The county was awarded $20,000 to study factors contributing to meth use and abuse in Coconino County. The first step was the development of the Anti-Meth Task Force, which has members from the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Metro, CASA, Northern Arizona Substance Abuse Services, and several other community partners.