VOL Aux Unit
Bringing citizens and law enforcement together in the interest of safety and security in Larimer County communities; whether at home, at school, at work or at play.
Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) volunteers will be trained to educate and create awareness in Larimer County for partnering community members with law enforcement to reduce crime and ensure safety in our communities. Volunteers will share this education and awareness through:
- Giving Neighborhood Watch presentations and assistance to county neighborhoods wanting to start or update a neighborhood watch program.
- Providing education and awareness information at the Larimer County Fair Crime Prevention booth, 9Health Fairs, and other community events.
- Presentations at National Night Out events in August of each year.
- Assisting with the children's Christmas party sponsored by the Sheriff.
- Attending/presenting at other events on request ( i.e. Walmart truck rodeo, school programs, etc.)
- Providing volunteer assistance within the administration such as front lobby, crime statistics, inventory, etc. as needed.
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.
Receives immediate supervision from the Crime Prevention Unit coordinator. Unit reports to an Operations Lieutenant for budget and overall direction under current policies.
Provide community members information on how to start and maintain neighborhood watch programs.
Act as a liaison between community members and the Sheriff's Office to educate civilians regarding what actions they can take to protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime.
Educate community members on what role they play in partnering with law enforcement.
Commit volunteer hours to attend monthly meetings, fulfill the four key roles of the CPU unit (Neighborhood Watch programs, National Night out, Larimer County Fair, Christmas party) and volunteer for other areas of interest as appropriate.
Represent the Larimer County Sheriff's Office in a positive and professional manner when interacting with the community.
Attend monthly team meetings, training meetings.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must reside in Larimer County.
- Must have a valid Colorado driver's license.
- Must have a High School diploma or GED.
- Successful completion of the hiring process as defined by the personnel unit, including integrity interview, oral board interview and background check.
- Able to provide his/her own transportation and have appropriate vehicle insurance.
- The ability to communicate well, think well, and respond quickly.
- Must complete initial training.
- Must attend monthly CPU Team meetings.
- Must make at least a 1 year commitment to the program.
- Must go on an 8 hour ride-along with an officer as part of initial training, as well as one ride-along yearly.
- Must work well in team situations.
- Must be able to follow through on requests from community.