The Senior Volunteer Patrol is staffed by citizens who are asked to volunteer a minimum of six hours a week. Duties range from assisting with administrative work, patrolling neighborhoods and checking on the welfare of elderly or disabled persons.
All Senior Volunteer Patrol applicants approved for the program attend a formal two-week academy. Some of the topics covered include: Alzheimer’s Safe Return, Crime Prevention, CPR/AED Safety, Department Orientation, Ethics and Rules of Conduct, Radio Training and Basic Traffic Control. To qualify for the Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol program, all applicants must successfully meet the following requirements: