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La Paz County Sheriff’s Mission Statement

The mission of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office is to maximize the quality of life to the citizens of the county we serve. To uphold the law fairly and firmly; to prevent crime; to address the problems of the county we serve; to pursue and bring to justice those who violate the law; to keep the peace of the county; to protect, help and reassure all people of La Paz County and to do this with integrity, common sense and sound judgment.

We will be compassionate, courteous and patient. We will act without showing fear or prejudice to the rights of others. We will be professional, calm and restrained in the face of fear, danger and/or irrational behavior.

We will strive to reduce the fears of the public and, in so far as we can, reflect its priorities in the actions we take. We will change and mold our office as necessary to maximize our service in meeting the needs of a growing county.


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La Paz County Sheriff’s Office
Position Announcement
For
Deputy Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff-La Paz County Sheriff’s Office
Uncertified starting salary-$40,973.40
Starting Salary AZPOST Certified-DOE

The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, Patrol Division is now accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff. (see attached description)
Applicants will be considered without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any legally protected status.
An eligibility list will be established. Testing for eligibility list consists of written examination, Physical agility testing and oral board examination.
Any applicant pulled from the eligibility list for consideration of employment will have continued testing of Polygraph examination, medical physical, drug screening, and extensive background.
Job description and employment applications are available at the Sheriff’s Office, 1109 Arizona Ave, Parker, Arizona 85344 or call Lt. Richard Epps at 928-669-6141

02/16/2021
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Areus Karas

why would LA Paz county police department, especially c.r.i.t. police be doing out of there jurisdiction across the state line on a traffic stop with imperial county sheriffs department

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Please see attached posted position.

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Actually, the pay for a starting dispatcher is quite reasonable... not sure why all the wage complainers are out in force. I had the opportunity to met some of the current operators back in September when I visited the Sheriff;s office... the work environment was comfortable, calm, air conditioned, and the people throughout the La Paz County Sheriff's office were top notch! This looks like an excellent opportunity.

Their pay was a lot worse less than four years ago. So that’s an improvement.

That’s so true but there pays suckes

Pay should be double that for expecting someone to listen to humans suffer and die.

Shani Younger...

Charlie Philpot

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It is important to remember that the Sheriff’s Office would not typically call and say you have a warrant or that you owe money. There are people out there going on our website to look for officer’s names and then calling citizens advising that they’re going to be arrested for one reason or another. There are even apps that disguise phone numbers so it appears that the phone number they are calling is ours.

If this happens to you, remember the name that was used and then call 928 669-6141 or 2281, and confirm the legitimacy of the call.

Please do not give personal information over the phone. Thanks.
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Thanks

So, you DON'T take gift cards to clear warrants? Lol

Thanks

On 01/09/21 at 11:30, emergency personnel within La Paz County were dispatched to the “Four Peaks” area off Plomosa Road, Bouse, for a subject that had fallen into a mine shaft. Upon arrival, the La Paz County Search and Rescue Sergeant learned that a male subject in his 70’s, had driven a “quad” up the hill and had accidentally driven into the mine shaft, falling approximately 25 feet down.

The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office had recently purchased an Arizona Vortex, which is pictured below. The Arizona Vortex allows rescuers to lower themselves down into confined spaces (typically mineshafts), to recover victims or objects.

Upon arriving on Scene, La Paz County Sergeant already had the Arizona Vortex in his vehicle and was able to work with the Buckskin Fire Department personnel to lower themselves and secure the victim. The victim, who was severely injured but responsive, was secured on a “Stokes litter” and extracted to the surface where medical personnel were standing by. He was eventually flown to a Phoenix area hospital by Careflight.

This type of rescue is very technical in nature and takes extensive training to perform. We would like to recognize the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue/deputies, Buckskin Fire Department, Bouse Fire Department, American Medical Response and Careflight for working together to ensure this successful rescue. We would also like to point out that had it not been for the partnership/training between the La Paz County Search and Rescue and the Buckskin Fire Department, this rescue may have taken several more hours, which the victim may not have had.
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On 01/09/21 at 11:30, emergency personnel within La Paz County were dispatched to the “Four Peaks” area off Plomosa Road, Bouse, for a subject that had fallen into a mine shaft.  Upon arrival, the La Paz County Search and Rescue Sergeant learned that a male subject in his 70’s, had driven a “quad” up the hill and had accidentally driven into the mine shaft, falling approximately 25 feet down.  

The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office had recently purchased an Arizona Vortex, which is pictured below.  The Arizona Vortex allows rescuers to lower themselves down into confined spaces (typically mineshafts), to recover victims or objects.  

Upon arriving on Scene, La Paz County Sergeant already had the Arizona Vortex in his vehicle and was able to work with the Buckskin Fire Department personnel to lower themselves and secure the victim.  The victim, who was severely injured but responsive, was secured on a “Stokes litter” and extracted to the surface where medical personnel were standing by.  He was eventually flown to a Phoenix area hospital by Careflight. 

This type of rescue is very technical in nature and takes extensive training to perform.  We would like to recognize the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue/deputies, Buckskin Fire Department, Bouse Fire Department, American Medical Response and Careflight for working together to ensure this successful rescue.  We would also like to point out that had it not been for the partnership/training between the La Paz County Search and Rescue and the Buckskin Fire Department, this rescue may have taken several more hours, which the victim may not have had.Image attachmentImage attachment

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As someone who had lived on a claim ( in the 70s), you must be careful riding around or hiking. La Paz (formally Northern Yuma county) has a long history of old Placer mine digging/"glory holes dating back to the American Civil War and more. This includes the Patent mining like the old Scott's Mines. Placer claims are 20 acres and range from "scratching for color" to holes. Patent claims were five acres with definate seams to follow even under other existing claims.

Great work. Hoping the gentleman recovers.

Wow! Such an incredible machine and well trained rescuers! Job well done and hoping for a speedy recovery for the gentleman who was injured!

They really need to start something where they go around and fill those mines in because we have had soooo many people get out in those deserts and fall into them alot more than people think, I know there's soooo many but there has to be something put in place to fix that. Great rescue job !!!!

Awesome work with both departments, couldn't ask for any better to happen.

Great job getting them! What's really disturbing is that people can dig these mines and leave them totally open to kill wildlife and humans and it's legal.

Great job hope the person rescued will be ok

This is awesome....great teamwork. Prayers for the victim.

I hope the gentle will be ok.

There are at least 100,000 abandoned mines in Arizona. Probably several thousand in La Paz County alone. Here's a good article on the problem. cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2018/12/10/arizonas-abandoned-mine-problem/

Awesome! You guys rock!!! Thank you for all that you all do everyday for others!!!

Wow this is awesome!

Good job teams

Excellent

That could of been anyone of us. Thank you.

Awesome Job. Thanks TO ALL

Thanks for sharing Doug hope everybody is OK

Thank you!!

Tremendous job

Good job

Wow !! Great job! Ty Buckskin FD always being there for us

Be careful and safe 🤟

Thank "GOD" for our first responders!!!

Thank you for the awesome work that you guys do. EXCELLENT JOB!

If anyone is hiking the back country and come across posts stuck into the ground, with coffee- bean-, or pretty much any tin-can (mounted upside down) with pieces of paper in them, proceed with extreme caution. The posts and cans mark the boundaries of a registered claim, and the papers inside are the Recorded copies of those claims. The cans are mounted upside down to protect the papers from rain. It's illegal to remove those papers and/or the posts. If you come upon those, there's a good chance there are mine shafts in the area.

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On Monday, January 4th, 2021, Sheriff Ponce was sworn in as the 7th Sheriff for La Paz County. We look forward to the next four years and we’re excited to see what the future brings. ... See MoreSee Less

On Monday, January 4th, 2021, Sheriff Ponce was sworn in as the 7th Sheriff for La Paz County.  We look forward to the next four years and we’re excited to see what the future brings.Image attachment

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Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉

Congratulations Willie!

Congratulation Sheriff Ponce!

Steve thought you would be a great sheriff. Congratulations

So proud!!! ❤️ 🙏🏽 It’s on now 🙌🏽

Congratulations!! You got this!!👍💪🙏🏻🇺🇸

Congrats!!!! Very excited for you!

Congrats

Good luck with the new position sheriff Ponce I know you will do good. I worked with you long ago when I work at the CAs office many many years ago here in Parker. And stay safe and make sure your people stay safe too especially at this trying time.

May the Lord Jesus Christ blessing with wisdom and understanding and mercy. God bless him and God bless all of our police men that we have in our city

Congratulations Ponce! So proud and grateful to have you as our Sheriff!

Congratulations Sheriff Ponce, everyone, especially here in Salome is looking forward to having you onboard.

The change the county has needed! Welcome Sheriff! Can’t wait to see the amazing changes you make to the department

Congratulations Sheriff Ponce

We have the best person sworn in today for the position of Sheriff! Best cop, best man and best dad ever! All should be proud to have elected such a man. Congratulations PONCE!!!

Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊 to our New Sheriff Ponce.

Congratulations Sir. Stay safe is my prayer for you and your staff.

Congratulations!

Congrats Willie!

Congratulations

Congratulations Shierff Ponce

Congratulations Willie!!

Welcome Sheriff Ponce!

Congrats!! You'll be amazing.

Congratulations!

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