Volunteers in the VIP’s program allows the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office to increase the level of service to our community. The Sheriff’s Office and Foundation values our volunteers’ diversity of skills, abilities, education, and life experiences which they nobly donate to our community.
The most effective law enforcement efforts are collaborative partnerships between police and community members. Volunteers perform a wide variety of duties throughout the Sheriff’s Office, enabling paid personnel to concentrate on specialized tasks and better manage their workflow.
Some of the VIP’s programs are volunteer-driven and would not exist without them! The Sheriff’s Office provides volunteers with on-the-job training, enabling them to achieve their peak performance in service to our community.
Volunteer Units Within the Volunteers In Partnership Program:
Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. Neighborhood Watch fights the isolation that crime creates and feeds upon, forges bonds among area residents, helps reduce burglaries and other crimes, and improves relations between police and the communities they serve.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy is a non-paid community service position that performs an essential role within the Sheriff’s Office. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Program is comprised of volunteers throughout San Juan County. It is organized, officered and manned pursuant to and under the direction of the Sheriff of San Juan County.
Women against Crime is a program teaching women and girls the basics of how to protect themselves and their families. Program highlights are the development of a “personal protection plan” focusing on awareness, securing your home, internet predator, domestic violence, rape prevention, gangs, drugs, self-defense, weapon awareness and many other topics. Classes are offered throughout the year and are free to the public. For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Deputy Valerie Bell @ 505-334-6107.