Today: Jul 02 , 2020

Sheriff Mascher Announces Retirement Following Completion of Term

Sheriff Mascher will not run for re-election.

During a staff meeting today, Sheriff Mascher announced his plans to retire following the completion of his current term which ends in December of 2020. The Sheriff also sent an email to employees regarding his decision.

The Sheriff has been with YCSO for more than 35 years starting as a volunteer reserve deputy in 1983, becoming a full time deputy in 1986, and working every rank over that time. The Sheriff is currently in his 2nd full term and remains honored by the continued community support all these years. The Sheriff’s Office has seen a lot of changes during his tenure which has grown to reflect the times and needs of the community due to the hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence from all its employees.

Sheriff Mascher - “I have accomplished many goals as Sheriff and am ready to pass the torch as I move into private life and explore other opportunities following my retirement next year. As I have said many times, you are only as good as the people around you, and this has been the case throughout my time as Sheriff. There are currently many outstanding staff members in leadership roles, and I am confident they will continue the progress we have made to serve the citizens of Yavapai County. This agency as a whole has done an incredibly good job which is evident by crime statistics below state and national averages.”

In the meantime, Sheriff Mascher has a full workload over the next 13 months and plans to stay busy accomplishing some new goals while remaining devoted to the day to day operation of the agency that has been his second home.

“Yavapai County is a great place to live. The Sheriff’s Office is directly responsible to ensure our public safety and to maintain a quality of life that we can all enjoy. I will continue to place a high priority on maintaining this standard.”

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website:



Dwight DEvelyn, YCSO Media Relations Coordinator

Dwight D'Evelyn, YCSO Media Coordinator