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Apache County Sheriff's Office
Joseph Dedman Jr., Sheriff
PO Box 518
St. Johns, AZ 85936
(928) 337-4321 or
(928) 337-2709
370 South Washington
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on the implementation of Stage II fire restrictions that went into effect
8:00 am. Friday, May 23, 2014, due to extreme fire danger. 
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Mission Statement

The Apache County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing equal protection and fair service to all property and citizens of Apache County in a timely and professional manner. We will be accessible and accountable to the citizens of our communities. We are committed to the education of our youth about responsible conduct, and forming a partnership with our citizenry to combat crime and violence. We will constantly strive for improvement on these principles through ongoing training, an alliance with other criminal justice agencies, and a working relationship with all residents of the County.

Apache County occupies the North East corner of Arizona covering 11,127 square miles.  Apache County is larger than some states and is the third largest of 15 counties in Arizona.

Under the leadership of Sheriff Joseph Dedman Jr., the Apache County Sheriff's Office is responsible for the full time Law Enforcement duties in Apache County including unincorporated towns and housing sub-divisions.

The Apache County Sheriff's Office employs 80 personnel including Detention Officers, Communication Specialists, Administrative and Maintenance staff, as well as 35 certified Deputies.  Sheriff Dedman also utilizes volunteer assistance with both the Reserve Deputy program and the Northern and Southern Apache County Posses as well as organized citizen groups for Search and Rescue.

The Apache County Sheriff's Office houses all prisoners from the county courts as well as three incorporated city Police Departments.  The Apache County jail also houses inmates from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Although a portion of Northern Apache County is Navajo Nation, Apache County has jurisdiction for all the  Non-Native American population living on the Navajo Nation.

Along with receiving and dispatching the routine and 911 calls for Apache County, the Apache County Sheriff's Office Communication Center also receives and dispatches calls for 3 Police Departments, 7 Fire Departments, 3 Ambulance Companies, as well as assisting the United States Forest Service and Arizona Game and Fish Officers.

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Solution

Officially Endorsed By The National Sheriff's Association

Apache County Jail now offers Video Visitation for friends and family to visit persons that are in jail in Apache County. For a fee, You can now visit from anywhere that has a high speed internet connection and a camera. You can schedule these visits by going to www.securustech.net/VideoVisitation or you can call Securus at

As of October 1st 2013 all on-site visits will occur utilizing the video system The visits will be through the Video Visitation System located in the lobby of the jail. Friends and family can still visit at the jail at no charge and the visitation times will be scheduled through the website or if internet access is unavailable you can call Securus and schedule your onsite visit.

With the addition of the Video Visitation System the visitation times have been expanded to week days as well as weekends, please visit the Securus website for times and appointment availability.

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