Sheriff

Programs and Partnerships

The Gila County Sheriff's Office is pleased to offer and support Programs and Partnerships that assist the community and add to the security, as well as the enjoyment, of living in Gila County.  Viewed as extended family to the Sheriff's Office, the Programs and Partnerships are listed below:

Civilian Observer Program

The Civilian Observer Program allows citizens the opportunity to accompany a Sheriff's Deputy in the performance of law enforcement duties.  This program offers Gila County citizens insight into the work performed and actions taken by an on-duty Sheriff's Deputy in the course of his/her shift.  In order to participate, please review and complete the Application and Liability Waiver Civilian Observer Program Form.

Dive Team

The Dive Team is called into service when a body or a piece of evidence is below the water's surface.  Though this duty is voluntary and members are responsible for their own training and equipment, they are always ready to respond when needed.  The Dive Team is comprised of Deputies and Detention Officers.

Gila County Sheriff's Mounted Posse

For the first time in Gila County history the Gila County Sheriff's Office has a certified Mounted Posse.  The Mounted Posse consists of Deputies who have completed the Arizona Post Academy for Mounted Crowd Control.  In the event of large crowds the Mounted Posse is available and prepared to keep the order.

If you are interested in learning more about the Gila County Sheriff's Mounted Posse or to become a member, please contact Deputy Rodney Cronk at (928)474-2208.

Gila County Sheriff's Payson Posse

This group does security details for events, groups and organizations in the Payson area.  They also provide prisoner transport and support court officers as needed.  At the request of the Sheriff, they may assist in all types of situations such as road closures during a Forest Fire.

If you are interested on learning more about the Gila County Sheriff's Payson Posse or to become a member, please contact Deputy Rodney Cronk at (928)474-2208.

Gila County Search and Rescue (SAR)

By Arizona Revised Statute, the Sheriff's Office must provide SAR availability.  Gila County has two units: Gila County Search and Rescue south to the Roosevelt Bridge and Tonto Rim Search and Rescue in the northern part of Gila County.  Both units are kept busy throughout the year with training, searches, rescues and community activities.

If you are interested in learning more about Gila County Search and Rescue or to become a member, please contact Detective Johnny Holmes at (928)402-1881. 

Gila County Sheriff's Reserve Posse (SRP)

SRP provides security details for events, groups and organizations.  They also provide prisoner transport as well as assist when needed on high profile trials within the County.  Additionally, SRP members provide patrol operations to the more remote areas of Gila County by utilizing fully marked patrol vehicles in Cherry Creek, Hayden, Winkelman, Dripping Springs, Roosevelt and the Pinal Mountains.

If you are interested in learning more about the Gila County Sheriff's Reserve Posse or to become a member, please contact Detective Johnny Holmes at (928)402-1881.