Prescott AZ (July 27, 2016) – On Monday, July 18, 2016, YCSO K9 Deputy Jarrod Winfrey was honored to receive the 2016 ‘K9 Officer of the Year’ recognition from the Arizona Narcotics Officers Association (ANOA). The presentation occurred in Tempe, Arizona, at the annual ANOA conference.
Deputy Winfrey’s supervisors commented that he is a valuable and productive member of the Partner Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) task force and YCSO K-9 Team. His prior narcotics detective experience, coupled with his work ethic and motivation, has made him a highly valued and productive K-9 and PANT team member. Deputy Winfrey is always willing to assist whenever needed and routinely shares knowledge and expertise with new and veteran deputies and PANT detectives. Deputy Winfrey is active in teaching at the Northern Arizona Training Academy (NARTA) as well as doing educational presentations on drug trends and use in and around Yavapai County.
A significant event in Deputy Winfrey’s K9 tenure occurred while conducting a traffic stop in October of 2015 on I-40. This contact resulted in the seizure of several pounds of Heroin and Cocaine as well as 14 pounds of pure powdered fentanyl. This seizure was confirmed as one of the largest fentanyl seizure in the United States for the year 2015.
Deputy Winfrey’s hard work and effort have helped to make Yavapai County and the State of Arizona a safer place.
Sheriff Mascher is very proud of the work and dedication Deputy Winfrey has displayed throughout his assignment as a K9 deputy and thanks the ANOA for recognizing his tremendous efforts.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov