The Gila County Sheriffs Posse - Payson is a Volunteer Non-Profit 501 (C) 3

Gila County Sheriffs Posse Payson, AZ

Gila County Sheriffs Posse Payson, AZ

Gila County Sheriffs Posse Payson, AZGila County Sheriffs Posse Payson, AZGila County Sheriffs Posse Payson, AZ

The Gila County Sheriffs Posse was formed in 1967 to assist the Sheriff and the residents of Gila County. 

Meet Our Sheriff


 Sheriff Adam Shepherd is a 40 year resident of Gila County and an Arizona Native. He has over 30 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience in Gila County. He advanced in Command through the ranks as field deputy, narcotics officer, detective, field sergeant, lieutenant-district commander and finally as the Undersheriff where he was responsible for all field and detective law enforcement services in the GCSO, Sheriff Shepherd graduated from Pima Community College, Northern Arizona University and Northwestern University School of Staff and Command. He has served as a certified paramedic, general instructor, firearms instructor, baton instructor and as lead instructor on GCSO computerized systems. He earned a commercial pilot's license with multi-engine and instrument ratings. He is a certified diver and member of the Sheriffs Office underwater dive team and was instrumental in implementing the GCSO policy through Lexipol. 

The Posse Participates in the following types of Activities;

* Secure Crime Scenes

* Assist Detectives

* Assist Sheriffs Deputies and the Department of Public  Safety with traffic control

* Assist the Forest Service

* Assist the Payson Police department

* Assist Rural Fire Departments

* Maintain Road Blocks for snow, flood or fire emergencies

* Provide prisoner transports

* Assist with Roosevelt Lake boat  patrols

* Provide Security and Traffic control at Civic Events

* Assist with Funeral Escorts

* Provide personnel assistance for Emergency Command Posts

* Assist other agencies (S.A.R., C.E.R.T. etc) with Search and Rescue Operations

* Represent the Sheriffs Office in Parades and other Civic functions

* Provide Assistance to the Sheriffs Communications Center

* Provide County wide "Fire Watch" patrols during Fire Restrictions

* Any other support that may be requested by the Sheriff and Deputies of Gila County


Requirements for Membership

Who Can Join?


Application to the Posse is open to any resident (male or female) of Northern Gila County (GCSO District 3) who are 18 years of age or older. Applicants must be of good moral character and who are loyal citizens of the United States of America.

Applications must be submitted in writing by completing the "State of Arizona  - Gila County Sheriffs Office Employment Application.

Applications can be obtained in person at the Sheriffs Office or by downloading the application directly from this website.

Membership Application Process


Applications received will be reviewed individually by a review team consisting of three (3) Sheriffs Posse Board Members. the applicant will then be contacted to arrange a time and place for a personal interview with the Board.

Upon successful return of the application from completing a NCIC background check the applicant is required to attend a minimum of three (3) monthly "General" meetings before being sworn in. 

A one time fee of $50.00 which includes the first years dues of $25.00 must be collected in advance of the applicant being sworn in.

New Members are placed on a Probationary Status for one (1) year.

All Details of Membership can be found in the Bylaws of the Gila County Sheriffs  Posse and Policies and Procedures Documents Available from the Posse's Membership Director or you can download them directly from this website.

How to Contact The Gila County Sheriffs Posse - Payson


Information on meeting location and times can be found further down this page on our website. To have a Posse member contact you, please use the "Contact The Posse" email link near the bottom of this website.

Thank you!

Gila County Sheriffs Office

PO Box 311

Globe, Arizona 85502

Phone: (928) 425-4449

108 W. Main St.

Payson, Arizona 85541

Phone:  (928) 474-2208

Document Downloads

Posse General Policies and Procedures (pdf)


Posse By-Laws (pdf)


Posse Daily Patrol Worksheet (pdf)


2019 - NEW Posse Application (pdf)


2019 - Posse Mileage Reimbursement Form (pdf)


Mogollon Monster Mudda 2019

Informational promo for the upcoming 2019 Mogollon Monster Mudda held in Payson, Arizona


Monthly Meetings

2nd. Tuesday of every Month at 7:00 P.M.

Gila County Sheriffs Posse - Payson

702 South McClane St. Payson, AZ 85541

To Contact The Posse By Email, Click Here or You Can Phone Frank at (602) 321-2228