The primary objective of the Quad Unit is to assist the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in Search and Rescue and or Recovery missions using certified and trained personnel on Quads (ATVs) and Side-by-Side Off-Highway-Vehicles in a timely and efficient manner. Yavapai County has hundreds of miles of trails that are not normally accesible by a traditional full-size four-wheel drive vehicle. We use our machines to search rough and rocky terrain sometimes beyond the Jeep and 4x4 capability, these are often small 2 track roads leading into the back country. This is where most people find themselves in trouble and need our help.
Quad Unit Current Statistics 2012
The Quad Unit currently has 20 active members and 6 new personnel who are in their probationary period. We have 8 side by side's and 17 ATV’s. Each machine must have a minimum of 400cc and be equipped with 4 wheel drive.
In 2011 the Quad Unit participated in 12 active searches in Yavapai County. We provided whatever support the Sherriff’s Department requested.
Interest in Participating in the Quad Unit
We are always looking for people who want to get the proper training and have the willingness to get involved and stay involved in Search and Rescue. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication on the volunteer’s part but, it can be very rewarding to know you will be making a difference in your community and perhaps saving someone’s life.