Volunteer Programs

Volunteer Programs

DCSO Carson Valley DaysThe Douglas County Sheriff's Office is very fortunate to be augmented by a large pool of civilian volunteers. Our volunteers assist with a myriad of duties, all are listed below in each program description. Approximately sixty additional volunteers work in our substations and as support staff in the main office.

Our volunteers have donated over 62,000 hours of service to the Sheriff's Office. Calculating the national average worth of volunteer work, our dedicated volunteers have saved our county in excess of $1,022,000.00. We are thankful for these individuals who have assumed a position of responsibility through their actions of service. 

How to become a Volunteer?

Anyone who is interested in joining our volunteer programs should call (775) 782-9931 or if you are interested in volunteering with a specific program, the contact information is included with the description below.

Complete the Volunteer Application for any program you wish to volunteer with. Fill out the document fully, and be sure to read through the supplemental information that is included. To turn in the application, come in person to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office located at 1038 Buckeye Road in Minden. The application should be brought to the department the volunteer position is with and please have a valid photo identification with you.  


Volunteer Program Overviews  

Chaplain Unit

The Chaplin Unit provides critical emotional support to citizens affected by a traumatic event. Chaplains accompany deputies when difficult news is to be delivered to an individual or family. Each of Douglas County Sheriff's four Chaplains receives specialized training for these delicate, and often emotional, duties.

 

Citizen Patrol

For more volunteer information call (775) 783-6466

Citizen Patrol enforces handicap parking restrictions, conducts home vacation checks, initiates the removal of abandoned vehicles, conducts radar trailer placement, complete office reports and assists our department as needs arise.

 

Civilian Mounted Posse

For more information contact Henri Stone at henri@henristone.com

The Civilian Mounted Posse is dedicated to community service through the use of horses, riders and non riding support personnel. The Posse accomplishes its mission through functions that increase the safety of the community, enhance the image of law enforcement, demonstrate support of veterans and support youth through scholarship opportunities. The Posse may participate in ceremonial rides, parades, and assist with crowd and traffic control, search and rescue assistance, and any other function where the use of trained horses and riders may be requested by the Sheriff's Office. The Posse is composed of private citizens who volunteer their time, horses and equipment. 

 

Reserve Deputies

For more information contact Sergeant Jeff Schemenauer at (775) 782-9931 or JSchemenauer@douglasnv.us

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office maintains a fully operational and trained Reserve unit. Reserve Deputies are constantly performing duties in either the jail or patrol divisions. Applications must pass a written test, oral interview, physical agility test, background examination, psychological test, medical examination, and a polygraph test. All Douglas County Reserve Deputies must complete an approved 220-hour Nevada P.O.S.T. reserve academy, and demonstrate proficiency in basic law enforcement skills. For more information on our Reserve Deputy program please contact Sergeant Schemenauer.

 

Search and Rescue

For more information call (775) 782-9930 or visit http://www.douglassar.org

The goal of Douglas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue is to provide emergency search and rescue services for the residents of and visitors to Douglas County. We also provide emergency aid and assistance in times of natural and man-made disasters and provide assistance, as requested, to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Those interested in joining or looking for more information should call (775) 782-9930 or visit their website.

 

TRIAD Senior Programs

To sign up for or learn more about the TRIAD programs contact Teresa Duffy at (775) 783-6441 or TDuffy@douglasnv.us

TRIAD is a volunteer service organization combining a cooperative agreement between the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, East Fork Fire and Paramedic District, Tahoe Douglas Fire District, Douglas County Senior Services, State Of Nevada Aging and Disability, Carson Valley Medical Center, Douglas County Ministerial, Lake Tahoe Nevada Senior Center and Senior Volunteers, committed to enhancing the quality of life for our senior citizens.

For more information about TRIAD click here.

 

Search and Rescue

For more information call (775) 782-9930 or visit http://www.douglassar.org

The goal of Douglas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue is to provide emergency search and rescue services for the residents of and visitors to Douglas County. We also provide emergency aid and assistance in times of natural and man-made disasters and provide assistance, as requested, to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Those interested in joining or looking for more information should call (775) 782-9930 or visit their website.

Search and Rescue

For more information call (775) 782-9930 or visit http://www.douglassar.org

The goal of Douglas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue is to provide emergency search and rescue services for the residents of and visitors to Douglas County. We also provide emergency aid and assistance in times of natural and man-made disasters and provide assistance, as requested, to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Those interested in joining or looking for more information should call (775) 782-9930 or visit their website.