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Our History

Yavapai County Auxiliary Force

The Verde Search and Rescue (VSAR) Posse was formed in early 1986 in response to the growing need to establish and develop a rapid life-saving response to cover the highly visited Verde Valley and Red Rock Country communities of: Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cornville, Clarkdale, and the Village of Oak Creek. Prior to this, any search and rescue capability did not exist in the eastern half of Yavapai County, the eastern side of the Mingus Mountain Range.


For over three decades, the VSAR Posse has been providing skilled, trained, and motivated search and rescue volunteer support to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO).