MADERA – In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office will be highlighting their Citizens on Patrol (COP) volunteers throughout the week.
In 2018, the Sheriff’s Office COP program boasted 42 total volunteers – 27 in the mountain division and 17 in the valley division. Collectively, COPs participated in over 30 events and completed over 100 requests for service including vacation house checks, Elder Orphan program checks, and transporting department vehicles for services.
Additionally, COPs routinely provided traffic control during fires, traffic accidents, floods and Search & Rescue events.
Over the course of 2018, they provided over 9,000 hours of volunteer time.
Corporal Ramirez, the Citizens on Patrol coordinator, reflects, “Our COP volunteers are dedicated and passionate towards each community and the department. They truly enjoy volunteering and making a difference in Madera County.”
The Sheriff’s Office is enthusiastic in their support and appreciation of the COPs.
“We truly couldn’t do it without you! You significantly enhance the level of service our office is able to provide. We are so thankful for all that you do, not only for our office, but the citizens of Madera.”