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73705 Gerald FordPalm Desert, CA 92211


Citizen Volunteer:

  • Citizen volunteers do not required the special law enforcement training of a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. Volunteers do not carry a weapon or make arrests. They do act as essential "eyes and ears" in service to the community while working with Sheriff's staff. Volunteers may work in a myriad of assignments including within their own neighborhood, at a correctional facility, in patrol operations, clerical support, investigations, accounting, computer entry and many more.
Volunteer Categories:
  • Mounted Posses
  • Search & Rescue
  • Mountain Rescue
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Crime Prevention
  • Citizen Patrol
  • Drive Team
  • Chaplain Corps
  • Logistics
How to Volunteer:
Each community's needs are different in terms of population, terrain and lifestyle. Citizen volunteers must be over the age of 18. Volunteer hours can be flexible and schedule to your available time. To contribute your time and skills to your community, please contact the Local Volunteer Coordinator for the area in which you wish to work. You will be asked to:
  • Complete an application
  • Submit your completed background paperwork
  • Participate in an oral interview
  • Pass a background investigation
  • Have a good moral character
  • Have no major criminal record
  • Be interested!!!


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Search & Rescue
  • Multi-Tasking

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