The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is the chief law enforcement office in the county. An important duty is to provide law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of the county; however, the office maintains full law enforcement jurisdiction in all cities and townships within the county. Enforcement duties include criminal investigations and the investigation of all types of traffic accidents. Also under the Sheriff’s Office responsibility is the operating and maintaining of the county jail. All these services have to be provided seven days a week, 24 hours a day. To learn more about the divisions within this office, please see their respective pages.
Southeastern Arizona Communications (SEACOM) is a joint initiative by Cochise County and Sierra Vista to create an independent 911 Communications Center serving all of Cochise County. SEACOM went live on July 18, 2018, when both Cochise County Sheriff's Department dispatch staff and Sierra Vista Police Department's dispatch staff moved into a new facility together. Currently, SEACOM dispatches for all Cochise County Sheriff's office, Huachuca City Police Department, Sierra Vista Police Department, Sierra Vista Fire and Rescue, Fry Fire District, and 18 other rural fire departments.
Animal Control Division
The Animal Control Division is charged with the enforcement of state law and county ordinances regarding domestic animals with their primary focus being on dogs and cats.
The Civil Division is responsible for civil process throughout Cochise County with the exception of the greater Sierra Vista Arizona area.
The Community Outreach & Public Services Unit is committed to fostering and building a partnership between the Sheriff’s Office and the community by providing essential programs and services that promote an environment in which members of the community individually and collectively can help prevent crime, build safer communities and advance the quality of life here in Cochise County.
The role of the Detention Division is to maintain custody of pre-trial prisoners and carry out the judgments of the courts.
The Patrol Division is the most visible to the public, and has more deputies assigned to it than any other division.
Search & Rescue
The Cochise County Search and Rescue (CCSOSAR) Posse has been in existence for 40 consecutive years.
Learn about the Special Operations division.
Explore information about the Support Services divisions, which include Records, Honor Guard, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Law and Public Safety.