What We Do. . .
We serve the San Juan County Sheriff's Office by supporting & fundraising for many volunteer programs including the Reserve Deputies,Girls with G.R.I.T.and Shop with YOUR Cops.
The programs funded by the Foundation touch the lives of many, from young to old. The Foundation partners with community programs such as Reserve Deputies, Girls with G.R.I.T., Shop With a Cop, and many more.
The Foundation is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization providing support for efforts that enhance law enforcement/community relations, crime prevention and public safety through grant funding for specialized equipment, training, and cooperative community programs. It is governed by volunteer directors.
The Foundation is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. Become a Partner Today as we continue to make a difference in our community!
. . . and Don't Do
The Foundation does not fund personnel expenses, patrol vehicles, standard equipment, supplies or other items typically included in the law enforcement department budget.
The Foundation does not make telephone solicitations and neither does the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.
Reserve Deputies are 100% volunteer community members that are Deputized and sworn in by the Sheriff. These men and women go through extensive training and require the same equipment as a full time, certified Deputy. It takes around $5000 to outfit one single Reserve. Reserves Deputies
contribute over 10.000 volunteer hours to the Sheriff’s Office each year worth over $250,000 in unpaid hours. Reserves allow the SJCSO to have 2 Deputies in 1 unit, making officer and community safety a top priority.
To learn more about the San Juan County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy program
GRIT is a 10 week training course (offered twice a year)
designed to empower and prepare women across our
community to avoid falling victim to a crime or knowing how to react if they are faced with a terrible situation. Instructors from the SJCSO provide intense and beneficial curriculum to make these women more aware of the issues that surround our community and country.
To register for Girls with G.R.I.T.
SYWC is a county wide program designed to build a bridge between local children with Law Enforcement Officers. Once a year, right before Christmas we raise $12,500 to take 100 at risk children shopping with a local cop. Each child receives $125 worth of purchases at Target to help them acquire items they need while establishing a relationship with Law Enforcement.
To donate to Shop with YOUR Cops click here.