Sheriff Volunteer History

The Sheriff Volunteer Unit was established in 1989 and has accomplished a wide variety of assignments since that time.  In the early days the unit was assigned to the Crime Prevention Office.  In 1991 the volunteer unit became a uniformed unit making them more visible to the public and the new duties included courtroom security and rooftop security for certain high profile cases.  

As the years went by the volunteers were given new and different assignments.  The volunteers received marked patrol vehicles to use patrol work, traffic control, vacation house checks and various errands for the Sheriff's Office.  The volunteers are responsible for keeping the four Sheriff's substations open for the public as often as possible.  Other duties include working at the front offices of the Sheriff's Office and the Jail, providing public support for the Neighborhood Watch program, the You Are Not Alone program, computer work, assisting the mechanic, and other special assignments.

 

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Volunteer giving a small child a badge sticker at the Calaveras County Fair

Working at the Calaveras County Air Faire

 

 

The volunteer unit receives training in radio procedures, traffic control, CPR/First Aid and is a part of the county's Disaster Response Team.  Volunteers donated many hours during the Butte Fire working in the Sheriff's front office assisting the public, answering phones, transporting vehicles, delivering food and water to deputies and firefighters.

 

The unit typically puts in over 10,000 volunteer hours and over 35,000 patrol miles each year.  We are dedicated and proud to be of service to the people of Calaveras County.

 
             

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Maneuvering through a defense driving test