EPC Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for volunteers

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a few volunteer positions currently open.

The Wildland Fire Crew is seeking active and enthusiastic individuals to protect citizens, homes and businesses located in the grass and forest wildlands in the county. As part of the Wildland Fire Crew team, volunteers participate in numerous activities and opportunities and would join a team of dedicated firefighters.

Search and Rescue is looking for volunteers for the Winter Academy beginning in mid-February 2017. This group of citizen volunteers is dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue and mountain safety education. If you’d like to combine your love for the outdoors with the gift of service to others, this might be the opportunity for you! >> Click here to learn more.

The Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol is recruiting for volunteers for their spring 2017 Training Academy. The Citizen Patrol is composed of citizen volunteers who support the office, and specifically the Patrol Section by performing duties not required by a sworn officer. The members of the Citizen Patrol provide help to stranded motorists, traffic control at accident or emergency scenes, conduct vacation checks and assist deputies with impounding abandoned vehicles in addition to other responsibilities.

If you’re interested in joining any of these teams as a volunteer, contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at 719-520-7216 or email cathrynrichards@elpasoco.com.

 

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