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Coconino County, AZ; The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office would like to take the opportunity to remind our communities that Sheriff’s Deputies will be actively patrolling this holiday weekend. Deputies will be out in force patrolling the neighborhoods, highways, roadways, public lands, lakes, and rivers of Coconino County 24 hours a day throughout the weekend.
Our mission is to provide a safe atmosphere for the residents and visitors who recreate and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy. Deputies will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to the enforcement of OHV/UTV laws and fire restrictions, as both present a life and public safety risk. Those who are contacted violating laws and acting in an unsafe manner will be held accountable for their actions. Already this year, we have responded to and investigated several crashes resulting in fatal or near fatal injuries.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Rt. 66 DUI Task Force, a multi-agency DUI task force consisting of 13 agencies focused on enforcement efforts in jurisdictions along Route 66 from New Mexico to California. These enforcement efforts will be targeting people who make the decision to drive impaired and/or irresponsibly. CCSO would like to thank the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (AZGOHS) for the funding to provide extra Deputies to patrol the roads and highways of Coconino County over the weekend. Our continued partnership with AZGOHS benefits the citizens and visitors of Coconino County throughout the year by providing funding for extra patrols and equipment for highway safety.
Due to the extremely dry conditions Northern Arizona is experiencing, Coconino County and the public land agencies in the county are in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, which prohibits having a campfire on public land and private property. If you witness an illegal campfire, please report it by calling the Coconino National Forest Dispatch Center at 928-527-3552 or the CCSO Non-emergency phone number at 928-774-4523 extension 1. For additional information, visit Coconino County’s Fire Restriction Website at https://www.coconino.az.gov/firerestrictions.
Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor our military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Let us all continue to respect their memories by acting responsibly this weekend. We hope that you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend. Please join us in our mission to keep everyone safe on the roads as you enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend.