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Madera Sheriff Recruiting Citizens On Patrol

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for Citizens on Patrol. Applications will be accepted until Monday, Jan 25.

Citizens on Patrol is a cooperative effort of the Sheriff’s Office and community participants and is designed to enhance the quality of life in Madera County.

Citizens on Patrol members are a uniformed volunteer unit of the Sheriff’s Office trained to perform many duties such as patrolling neighborhoods in marked vehicles to observe and report suspicious activity, assisting deputies at crime scenes, conducting vacation checks of residences while the homeowners are away, assisting with Search and Rescue missions, transporting sheriff’s vehicles and equipment, traffic control at special events, and many other important tasks.

CERT Team setup - photo courtesy Madera County SheriffTraining to become a member of the Citizens on Patrol will require completion of a structured 40-hour Citizen’s Patrol Academy, conducted by members of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office and other affiliated agencies. This training covers topics such as First aid/CPR, defensive driving, traffic control, radio communications, safety issues, department policies, field operations and other areas.

Citizens on Patrol must be 18 years or older and possess a valid CA driver’s license. Felony convictions are disqualifying. Misdemeanor convictions are subject to administrative review. A medical clearance must be obtained from a physician and candidates must have the ability to successfully complete the 40-hour Citizens on Patrol Academy.

Interested candidates should contact Stephanie Johnson at 559-675-7770 or Joann Evans at 559-642-3201.

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