The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is proud to have four new volunteers on board to join our Citizen Posse Unit. Duties will include providing assistance with patrol, emergency services and special events. Posse members are non-sworn citizens who do not possess arrest powers but are equipped with a retired patrol vehicle to provide assistance when necessary. The unit is an invaluable resource in saving taxpayer money while providing sworn officers more time to focus on criminal activity investigations.
The Citizen Posse Unit falls under the WCSO Citizen Volunteer Unit. Collectively, the volunteers provided 3,500 hours of assistance to the agency in 2012. Currently there are 39 volunteers dedicated to serve with the WCSO.
If you are interested in volunteering, applicants must pass a criminal history investigation and interview. Volunteers must serve a minimum of 16 hours per month. Please contact the volunteer coordinator Leah Snaith or Lt. Danny Garner at 850.892.8186.
Below from L to R New Posse Volunteers Jon Kazek, Donald Wright, Don Allonge and Dan Williams
Volunteer Coordinator Leah Snaith shows the new volunteers equipment she utilizes in her vehicle.