The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is looking for qualified people to serve their community as volunteers in a number of positions available at the agency. These diverse positions include:
- The Citizen’s Service Unit, whose members respond to low priority calls that do not require the presence of a law enforcement officer, such as found property, and assisting in traffic control at automobile accidents
- The Civilian Mounted Posse, equestrians who participate in parades and special events and assist in the search for missing people and wanted suspects in rural and wooded areas
- Parking Enforcement Specialist, who enforces parking statutes and ordinances
- Explorers Program, sanctioned by the Boy Scouts, where both young men and women 14-20 years of age assist in special events and functions at the Sheriff’s Office while learning the basics of law enforcement
- The Chaplain Corps, who provide spiritual help, guidance and counseling in various religious denominations
- And numerous clerical positions in different units.
Prospective volunteers must undergo a background check and fingerprinting. Volunteers do not receive any salary or benefits but are covered by worker’s compensation. Volunteering is a good way to learn or hone valuable job skills and can be an asset when applying for jobs with prospective employers.
If you think you would like to work as a volunteer and assist the law enforcement mission of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, contact the Human Resources Unit at 1-800-854-2862, extension 7791.