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ORGANIZATION: Larimer County Sheriff's Office

  • 1 person is interested

Please apply directly online for this at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colarimerco/jobs/3043171/volunteer-auxiliary-unit

JOB TITLE: Sheriff's Auxiliary Unit

The Larimer County Sheriff's Auxiliary Unit (SAU) recruits volunteers from our community to bring together law enforcement and our citizens in the interest of safety and security in our homes, schools, offices, and neighborhoods. SAU volunteers are trained to educate and create awareness in Larimer County to reduce crime and ensure safety in our communities through partnership with the community and law enforcement.

Volunteers work in three key areas: crime prevention (please see our crime prevention page for more details), community safety (includes community information booth at events throughout the summer in Larimer County), and LCSO administration (specialized assignments include instructors for the Community Awareness Program (CAP) Terrorism training, assisting in the Joint Information Center during disasters, etc.).

*Learn more here: https://www.larimer.gov/sheriff/divisions/volunteers/sau

Responsibilities

  • The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.
  • Provides community members with information on how to start and maintain neighborhood watch programs
  • Acts as a liaison between community members and the Larimer County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) to educate civilians regarding what actions they can take to protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime.
  • Educates community members on what role they play in partnering with law enforcement.
  • Commits volunteer hours to attend monthly meetings, fulfills the four key roles of the Auxiliary Unit (Neighborhood Watch programs, National Night out, Larimer County Fair, Children's Christmas party), and volunteers for other areas of interest as appropriate.
  • Provides administration support (front desk, record maintenance, clerical).
  • Represents the Larimer County Sheriff's Office in a positive and professional manner when interacting with the community.
  • Attends monthly team meetings and training meetings.
  • Each team member is required to be trained and participate in the events listed under Crime Prevention below and may also choose to be trained and participate in Community Safety and Administration.
  • Attends and completes application training, including the required initial training.
  • Commits to one-year program activities.
  • Completes an 8-hour ride-along with an officer as part of initial training, as well as one ride-along per quarter.
  • When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for the performance of the job.
  • In addition to the responsibilities of all Volunteer Auxiliary Unit Members, the following are required for each specific group
  • Crime Prevention
  • Public Relations attendance at special events.
  • Assists and trains county neighborhoods in developing Neighborhood Watch programs.
  • Operates the education and awareness booth at the Larimer County Fair, schools, 9Health Fairs, kids' safety events, and other community events.
  • Presents at National Night Out events in August of each year.
  • Facilitates children's safety programs (schools, events, etc.).
  • Participates in the Sheriff-sponsored Christmas party for at-risk children.
  • Attends and presents at other events by request (examples include, but are not limited to; Wal-Mart truck rodeo, Lowes, Home Depot safety events, Boys and Girls Club events, school programs, etc.).
  • Community Safety
  • Completes home vacation checks.
  • Completes home security checks.
  • Facilitates Business Watch programs (TBD).
  • Provides Email notifications as needed to community representatives.
  • Administration
  • Provides service and performance duties of the Front Desk.
  • Assists in website/social media development.
  • Develops marketing materials.
  • Provides clerical assistance.
  • Provides administrative support Provides Citizens Academy support.
  • Provides Public Information assistance.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • General office practices and procedures.
  • Routine software and business application including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Regular, predictable attendance.
  • Operation of standard office equipment including fax machines, copiers, and computers.
  • English language, proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling in other oral and written communication. Current business letter writing techniques and methods.
  • Provide professional customer service to clients and public.
  • Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age required.
  • Must possess a High School diploma or GED required.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license, or the ability to obtain one by start date required.
  • Able to provide his/her own transportation and have appropriate vehicle insurance required.

Sheriff Auxiliary Philosophy:

  • We bring together citizens and law enforcement
  • We empower citizens to be a part of the solution
  • We empower our volunteers to contribute value
  • We leverage the strong skills and experience of our volunteers
  • We provide key functions no budget allocated
  • We offer our volunteers training and support to be successful

Other Information to Note:

  • This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.
  • Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following requirements:
    • Pass Pre-employment Questionnaire
    • Pass oral board interview
    • Pass background investigation
    • Cannot have a felony conviction
    • No convictions involving Domestic Violence
    • No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.

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About Larimer County Sheriff's Office

Location:

2501 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525, US

Mission Statement

The Victim Response Team consists of trained community volunteers authorized by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. We provide 24 hour crisis intervention, immediate support and assistance to victims and the community. We are committed to ongoing education and team development. Our goal is to serve as a compassionate resource for victims, deputies and our community.

Description

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office Victim Response Team was established in 1994 to provide services for victims. The Victim Response Team provides assistance to victims 24 hours, 7 days a week responding to all locations.

The services provided include:
  1. On-scene assistance
  2. Emotional Support
  3. Information on referrals and resources
  4. Information regarding Victim Compensations Assistance
  5. Assistance with bond hearings
In addition to the support provided victims, one of the main goals of the victim response team is to inform victims of the legal rights afforded them under title 24 in the Colorado Statutes. The Victim Response Team assures that victims are aware of their legal rights by providing and explaining a victim rights pamphlet.

The Victim Response Team responds to not only crime victims but also assists by providing services in several situations such as suicides, unattended deaths, family problems, fires, missing persons, and death notifications.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Emergency & Safety
Community, Education & Literacy, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2501 Midpoint Dr.Fort Collins, CO 80525

(40.563,-105.03416)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21

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