In Arizona, each law enforcement agency has a unique jurisdiction. Police departments and marshal's offices operate within the boundaries of cities or towns. University and college police departments have jurisdiction on campuses. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal police departments operate on tribal lands, but their exact jurisdiction may depend on the ethnicity of the suspect, the ethnicity of the victim, and the specific crime.
Northern Arizona has incorporated municipalities, universities, state and federal public lands, a National Park, and Indian Reservations within its boundaries. This creates a unique melting pot of law enforcement agencies with overlapping jurisdictions. If you are arrested, it is important to know which agency has jurisdiction and which detention facility you will be transported to.
Some law enforcement agencies have jurisdiction throughout Arizona. These include:
- Department of Public Safety
- Highway Patrol
- Arizona Rangers
- State Park Ranger Police
- Game and Fish Department
- National Park Service Law Enforcement Rangers
- United States Park Police
- BLM Rangers
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Coconino County Sheriff's Office has jurisdiction within the Coconino County boundaries. It is located at 911 East Sawmill Road in Flagstaff. Other law enforcement agencies in the county include:
- Flagstaff Police Department
- Page Police Department
- Sedona Police Department
- Williams Police Department
- Fredonia Marshal's Office
- Northern Arizona University Police Department
Law enforcement agencies utilize the Coconino County Detention Facility located at 951 E. Sawmill Road in Flagstaff or the temporary holding facility at 713 Tunnel Road in Page.
La Paz County
The La Paz County Sheriff's Office has jurisdiction within the La Paz County boundaries. It is located at 1109 Arizona Avenue in Parker. Other law enforcement agencies in the county include:
- Parker Police Department
- Quartzsite Police Department
All law enforcement agencies use the La Paz County Adult Detention Facility, located at 1111 Arizona Avenue in Parker.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office has jurisdiction within the Mohave County boundaries. It is located at 600 West Beale Street in Kingman. Other law enforcement agencies in the county include:
- Bullhead City Police Department
- Kingman Police Department
- Lake Havasu City Police Department
- Colorado City Marshals Office
- Hualapai Nation Police Department
- Fort Mojave Tribal Police
All law enforcement agencies use the Mohave County Jail, located at 501 Historic Route 66 in Kingman.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office has jurisdiction within the Yavapai County boundaries. It is located at 255 East Gurley Street in Prescott. Other law enforcement agencies in the county include:
- Chino Valley Police Department
- Clarkdale Police Department
- Cottonwood Police Department
- Jerome Police Department
- Prescott Police Department
- Prescott Valley Police Department
- Camp Verde Marshal's Office
- Yavapai College Police Department
- Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Police Department
Yavapai County has two detention facilities. The Northern Detention Bureau is located at 255 East Gurley Street in Prescott, and the Eastern Detention Bureau is located at 2830 North Commonwealth Drive in Camp Verde.
Protect Your Freedom
No matter which agency arrested you or your loved one in Coconino, Mohave, La Paz, or Yavapai counties in Northern Arizona, contact The Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp today. Our dedicated attorneys will build the strongest defense on your behalf, no matter what the charge. Call us today at (928) 793-6868 or contact us online.