Yavapai County Sheriff s Office, operated by the Yavapai County Government, offers law enforcement and crime prevention services. The sheriff s office provides OffenderWatch, which is one of United States leading registered sex offender management and community notification tools. It operates an animal control section that is responsible for the investigation of animal cruelty complaints. Yavapai County Sheriff s Office sends messages during fire and flood emergencies through cell phones, fax machines and pagers. The sheriff s office s detention officers have expertise in report writing, crime scene preservation and evidence booking procedures. In addition, it is responsible for that collection of evidence items and processing latent impressions at crimes scenes. Yavapai County Sheriff s Office receives and processes the court-ordered releases of properties.