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Apache County Sheriff
Joseph Dedman Jr.
“Honored to Serve, Proud to Protect”


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 28 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.
The Office of the Apache County Sheriff shall preserve the peace, and protect life and property in Apache County. While accountable to the public, we are committed to providing professional and impartial public service which promotes safe communities. We will maintain the public’s confidence and trust with honor, integrity and dedication.
To be the leader in providing exemplary public safety services to all.
We will exhibit honesty and strong moral principles.
Devotion to duty, committed to our mission.
Honorable and compassionate treatment of all in order to preserve and nurture the trust and admiration of others.
In the achievements of the organization, in being worthy of the public trust, in wearing the uniform, in being part of the community.
Performing our duties to the best of our abilities while exhibiting a competent, courteous, conscientious and vigilant manner.
Resolution #2018-09 Stage II Fire Restrictions
Apache County Sheriff’s Office Letter to ADOT on Hwy.191 Issues
Press Release Page
Arizona Sheriff’s Association Video
Ready Apache County – Emergency Notification System
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