Community Safety Volunteer
The Community Safety Volunteer Program involves civilian volunteers who have an interest in law enforcement and assist the Sheriff’s Office by providing services to the community in those areas that do not require the attention of a sworn officer.
Community Safety Volunteers (CSVs) are required to attend the CSV Academy for ten weeks. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Castle Rock and on four 8 hour Saturdays. Each volunteer must also complete a 54 hour field training program upon graduation.
For additional information please see the link below which will direct you to the CSV page.
Additional Information: Community Safety Volunteers
Victim Assistance Volunteers
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Victim Assistance Program is seeking volunteers. This program assists victims of crime and surviving families in cases of death by providing immediate crisis intervention, referrals, and follow-up support. Volunteer staff work directly with Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators as well as other law enforcement agencies in Douglas County.
This position requires reliability, integrity, discretion, and commitment. Because we are looking for a select and elite group of volunteers, the following criteria must be met:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Reside in Douglas County
- Complete application process, which includes an integrity interview, criminal history/background check, and voice stress analysis
- Attend 40 hours of initial training
- Attend one evening meeting per month (always second Monday)
- Be on call by pager three days & nights a month
- Have reliable transportation
- Make a one-year commitment
- Ability to cope with emotional and stressful situations
Training will include information on sexual assault, domestic violence, the criminal justice system, crisis counseling techniques, understanding the structure of the Sheriff’s Office, community resources, and grief support.
Interested persons should contact Victim Assistance at 303-660-7561.
Detention Division Volunteers
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is always seeking volunteers to assist with our inmate programs. Inmates in the Douglas County Jail are offered special programs to educate and possibly change a repeated pattern of negative behavior. Some of these programs are religious based programming, GED classes, Read-A-Book, and Alcoholics Anonymous just to name a few. If you are interested in volunteering in the Detentions Division contact the Detention Division Program’s Coordinator at 303-660-7559.
We also have volunteers that work in Records unit, the Office of Emergency Management, and Professional Standards that volunteer their expertise to assist the Sheriff’s Office accomplish its goals.
Reserve deputy sheriff requirements can be found by clicking on this link: Reserve Deputies.