On Thursday, May 16, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office held their 8th Community Safety Volunteer Academy graduation. There were 18 volunteers from this year’s academy representing four agencies to include the DCSO, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Posse. Two of the new CSV’s are married; Bob Bensfield and Annmarie Scott.
The academy consisted of 10 weeks of training. Courses included office polices, CSV safety, defensive driving, traffic control, RADAR and geography just to name a few.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has increased the number of Community Safety Volunteers in the program to 42. Since the start of the program, the CSV’s have volunteered more than 110,000 hours.
The CSV Program is a citizen-based program that allows residents of Douglas County the ability to volunteer in areas that are law enforcement related and do not require the attention of a sworn officer. It is unlike most volunteer programs, allowing its members to actively participate in a wide variety of areas in law enforcement that historically were unavailable to volunteers.
The CSV and VIP graduates will contribute a minimum of 16 hours of volunteer time each month. But many volunteers spend much more time than that helping their community.
The next academy will be held March 11 – May 15, 2014. Applications will be accepted in July 2013. Please go to: http://www.dcsheriff.net/patrol/community-safety-volunteers/ for more information or email email@example.com.
Deborah Sherman, PIO 303-814.7067
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW GRADS!