Douglas County Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol seeks volunteers
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol is seeking new members to become involved and assist the Sheriff’s Office in their mission serving the public.
The patrol is a group of volunteers who receive training, uniforms, and a partner to complete various non-hazardous duties for the Sheriff’s Office.
Duties for Citizen Patrol include completing vehicle identification checks, taking vehicles to the county garage for maintenance, vacation checks, traffic control for special events and checking on senior citizens in the community by calling or visiting. Patrol members can be present at community functions and be ambassadors for the Sheriff’s Office. They also patrol the neighborhoods of Douglas County reporting suspicious behavior or graffiti for quick removal.
Citizen Patrol applicants undergo a background check, and a minimum amount of hours are required each month.
The Sheriff’s Office is also looking for substation volunteers to work in the north, south and Ranchos substations. They receive dog licenses, bike registrations and vacation checks requests.
For information on becoming a volunteer with the Sheriff’s Office, call the Citizen Patrol Office at 783-6466 and leave a message.