Sheriff’s Office Volunteers Donate Over 95,000 hours in 2011
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Corps is comprised of 529 members of the community. The Volunteer Corps assists the Sheriff’s Office in many day to day operations within the Detentions, Law Enforcement, and Support Services Bureaus.
The hard working men and women of the Volunteer Corps assist the Sheriff’s Office with duties ranging from administration, Patrol Chaplains, Investigations Interns, Patrol Reserve Unit, Victim Advocates, Search & Rescue, Citizens Advisory Council, Wildland Fire Crews, Citizens Patrol, and many more.
The volunteer corps continued to growth trend that started over ten years ago. In 2000 there were 230 members who donated 22,378 hours of service, equating to over $320,000 dollars in financial benefit. In 2011, our volunteers donated 95,875 hours of time which resulted in over $2.2 million dollars in financial benefit to the Office and to the El Paso County community.
“The dedication of our volunteers never ceases to amaze me,” said El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa. “No matter what the need, our volunteers continue to step up for the community to help us provide the high level of service our citizens deserve.”