The Ajo District Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers Program got it's start in the Fall of 1982 under the direction of Lt. Jack Garchow, Ajo District Commander of the Pima county Sheriff's Department. He realized the need for volunteer assistance in Crime Prevention and other projects.
He selected Deputy Jim Sheets as the Ajo District Volunteer Liaison Officer and assigned him to aggressively recruit and train Auxiliary Volunteers.
By the middle of 1983, over 30 Ajo residents responded to the call to be Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers. At that time Ajo Volunteer Coordinator Mike Monreal was with the program since it's beginning.
Back then the Volunteers were involved in the same programs as Metro Tucson and even assisted at the 1983 Pima County Fair.
We have come a long way in 26 years, from working out of a little 10' X 10' office in the Sheriff's Department, to an office building of our own next to the Sheriff's Office Building, complete with 3 marked patrol units that we use to perform the many duties for the Sheriff's Department and the residents of Ajo and Why.
This would not be possible without your generous donations to this organization as we are not supported by any tax payer revenue.
At present we have 16 trained volunteers under the direction of Ajo District Commander Lt. B. J. Clements. All 16 are trained in crime prevention and emergency response. These volunteers assist us with the numerous programs we offer, listed under Community Services in this web site. We would like to thank you all for your support.