How can I get more involved with the Sheriff’s Office and my community?
There are several ways to become involved with the Sheriff’s Office as a representative of your community. The Citizen's Academy is just one example offered by the Sheriff. This ten-week course gives you an inside look at the various bureaus, divisions and sections of the agency. You'll meet homicide investigators, specialty team members such as S.W.A.T., Bomb Squad, Dive Team, tour jail facilities, go to the gun range, aviation hangar, ride along with a deputy on patrol and much more.
If you're looking for a volunteer opportunity. Check out the Sheriff's Office V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteer Observers Impacting Community Effort) Unit. Equestrians may find the Mounted Patrol of interest. Youth, ages 14-20, are eligible to join our Explorer's Post. Finally, one of the most important things anyone can do for their community is to join or form a Neighborhood Watch group.
For more details on these and other opportunities, explore our website or call us at (239) 477-1000.