Cottonwood Police Department

Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy

Where it all started: Former Roughrider basketball player returns to command police academy

Thirty years separate Gareth Braxton-Johnson’s first Yavapai College journey as a 17-year-old  Roughrider basketball player enjoying his first taste of freedom and the “quintessential college experience, ” and his current one as the commander of the Prescott Campus-based Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy. The proud YC and Apollo High School (Glendale) alumnus, who has enjoyed


Dramatic SWAT Standoff Ends With Suspect In Custody And Multiple Weapons Confiscated

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, in conjunction with Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Verde Valley Regional SWAT, Prescott and Cottonwood Police Departments, and the US Marshalls were involved in a dramatic standoff Wednesday with a man wanted for multiple violent felonies in Maricopa County. At approximately 12:45 p.m. YCSO was asked to assist in executing a

Legal Beat

A Trip to the Hospital Leads to a Father and Son Team Getting Busted with a Half Pound of Meth

On March 14, 2021 detectives from Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (P.A.N.T.) received a call from the Cottonwood Police Department who were investigating a possible discovery of methamphetamine from an individual located at the Verde Valley Medical Center. PANT detectives were called out to investigate and made contact with 68-year-old Warren Domenick and his son, 24-year-old