Have you ever had an interest in law enforcement, but aren’t sure the commitment is for you? If you answered yes, now is a good time to explore that interest.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for the Sheriff Auxiliary Fall Academy. This is a citizen volunteer program and is a vital part of the community policing efforts. “The Sheriff’s Auxiliary assists the sheriff’s office through observation, community problem-solving, learn more about law enforcement, help foster communication between citizens and deputies, and give back to their community. ”
Ways the auxiliary helps: “driving and walking patrols – patrol in pairs around designated areas in the county to observe and report suspicious activity; provide a high-visibility presence on the streets, in parks, and in business districts. Special events – assist with community events, fairs, parades, and act as role players for sheriff’s office training. Public safety ambassadors – our volunteers’ activities enhance public safety and community involvement. Disabled parking patrol – volunteers have a limited commission that allows them to monitor and enforce Handicapped Parking Access Statutes. This duty requires additional training.”
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Volunteer applicants must pass a screening process of which they will have a criminal background check, fingerprints, reference check, be over the age of 21, live in Clark County, attend a training academy, volunteer at least four hours per month, coordinate with other volunteers, wear provided uniform, and must have own vehicle to use.
Applications must be in by June 30th.
For more information, call 360-397-2211 ext. 3380 or email [email protected]