El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol Volunteers

July 5, 2017

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Patrol Unit is seeking motivated individuals to join the ranks of this highly dedicated all-volunteer team. The Citizen Patrol Unit is composed of citizen volunteers who support the office, and specifically the Patrol Section, by performing duties not required by a sworn officer. These men and women provide assistance to stranded motorists, traffic control at accident or emergency scenes, conduct vacation checks, and assist deputies with impounding abandoned vehicles, in addition to many other responsibilities.

The Sheriff’s Office will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 6:30 PM at the Office of the Sheriff, 27 E. Vermijo Avenue.  This event is open to all members of the community who have an interest in learning about this unique opportunity. Members of the media are also welcome to attend. Guests will have the opportunity to view a presentation on the Citizen Patrol and speak with several members about their experiences in the Unit.

The proposed 3-week Training Academy is slated to begin on October 24, 2017. More detailed information regarding the application and academy process will be detailed during the presentation at the Open House.

Volunteer applications are available on-line and should be mailed or delivered to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Program Coordinator, 27 E. Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Applications must be received no later than July 14, 2017, at 5:00 PM.

For more information about the Citizen Patrol Unit and to download the application, please visit the Sheriff’s Office’s website at www.epcsheriffsoffice.com, or contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at 719-520-7216 or [email protected].

MR 17-074