S.T.A.R. VOLUNTEERS (Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees)
The S.T.A.R. Program is composed of senior adult citizens who are familiar with El Dorado County. These trained volunteers are used to enhance vital crime prevention services and community awareness. S.T.A.R. vehicle units conduct high visibility patrols, assist the crime prevention unit, conduct business/home security checks, provide traffic control for accidents and special events, and assist the Sheriff’s Office with administrative duties. S.T.A.R.s function as eyes and ears of the Department and any suspicious activity observed is immediately reported to the Sheriff’s Office.
The S.T.A.R. Program is a Crime Prevention Program exercising proactive law enforcement principles. All volunteer members have an interest in helping the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and their community. All members must attend a two week S.T.A.R. Training Academy as well as the Citizens Academy. At the S.T.A.R. Training Academy volunteers gain knowledge of patrol procedures, radio communications, traffic control, graffiti abatement, vacation checks, and Sheriff’s Office policy and procedures.
The Volunteer approach is termed passive law enforcement and is being successfully used in many cities and counties in the state. Putting extra people on neighborhood and business patrols and into the paperwork side of the Sheriff’s Office frees deputies for patrol service. As a volunteer worker, you have an obligation to the public we serve to maintain the highest ethical standards in both personal and official conduct.
For further questions regarding the S.T.A.R. Program or the application procedures contact:
Sheriff’s Technician Lori Hartfield at 530-621-5111 email: email@example.com
Or call the S.T.A.R. Office at 530-621-7545