VOLUNTEER - Auxiliary Unit
Team members function as members of a non-commissioned auxiliary force within the Larimer County Sheriff's office. Members shall be responsible to and under the direct supervision of the LCSO Auxiliary Unit Coordinator and Executive Officer. All members must abide by the rules and regulations of the LCSO and Auxiliary. Assignments for team members will come through the Unit Coordinator.
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.
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 Auxiliary Unit (Neighborhood Watch programs, National Night out, Larimer County Fair, Children's Christmas party) and volunteer for other areas of interest as appropriate.
Administration support (front desk, record maintenance, clerical).
Represent the Larimer County Sheriff's Office in a positive and professional manner when interacting with the community.
Attend monthly team meetings, training meetings.
Area of Responsibilities:
Each team member is required to attend monthly meetings unless absence approved by the Unit Coordinator.
All members are required to be trained and participate in the events listed under Crime Prevention, and may also choose to be trained and participate in Community Safety and Administration in addition.
Public Relations attendance at special events.
Assisting and training county neighborhoods in developing Neighborhood Watch programs.
Education and awareness booth at the Larimer County Fair, schools, 9Health Fairs, kids safety events, and other community events.
Presentations at National Night Out events in August of each year.
Children's safety programs (schools, events, etc.).
Sheriff sponsored Christmas party for at-risk-kids.
Attend/present at other events on request (i.e. Wal-Mart truck rodeo, Lowes, Home Depot safety events, Boys and Girls Club events, school programs, etc.).
Home safety checks.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
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 Auxiliary Unit 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 per quarter.
Must work well in team situations
Must be able to follow through on requests from community.