The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the dates for the 7th Community Safety Volunteer Academy – March 13 – May 17, 2012. …
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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the
dates for the 7th Community Safety Volunteer Academy – March 13 –
May 17, 2012. The Community Safety Volunteer program began in April
2006 and has since graduated 35 Douglas County citizens who are
involved in supporting the work of law enforcement professionals in
the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
The Community Safety Volunteer (CSV) program is community
policing in its most basic form – a structured way for citizens to
participate in helping provide for the safety and security of their
own community. CSVs support the major activities of the Douglas
County Sheriff’s Office -- patrol, investigations, detentions,
civil, and community resources – and activities where their unique
expertise and or life experience are of benefit. CSVs are citizen
volunteers who attend a training academy consisting of over 100
hours of field and classroom instruction and contribute a minimum
of 16 hours of volunteer time each month after graduation.
“It provides me and others a real opportunity to give back to
our community and hopefully contribute to providing a safe
environment for the families of Douglas County,” said Bill Wilson,
a CSV since 2007.
Since inception of the program, CSVs have made significant
contributions to Douglas County by volunteering thousands of hours.
Some of the areas accounting for the over 82,000 hours of volunteer
Patrol – VIN inspections; traffic control for accidents;
abandoned vehicles; neighborhood, park, and elementary school
patrols; vehicle impounds; found property and criminal mischief
reports; vacation housewatch.
Investigations – County liquor code inspections.
Detentions – Intake administrative duties such as setting up
inmate files, bonding, fingerprinting; GED instruction, alcohol and
drug recovery and religious classes.
Community Resources – Colorado Life Trak program; Christmas for
Kids; National Night Out; community safety fairs and events,
business information/contact forms.
“The camaraderie enjoyed among the group of people from widely
varying backgrounds is fun,” said Larry Walters, graduate of the
2010 CSV Academy. “The quality and attitude of its members, the
good leadership and the appreciation shown by the Sheriff's Office
are some of the reasons I enjoy being a CSV. This is a most
satisfying way to serve the citizens of Douglas County.”
If you are interested in becoming a part of this outstanding
group of individuals and contributing your time and your unique
life experience and expertise in support of law enforcement in
Douglas County, visit the DCSO website at www.dcsheriff.net and
click on the Community Safety Volunteer link for personal
requirements and additional information. Interested individuals
should submit a completed application as soon as possible since the
background investigation may take from two to three months to
The 2012 CSV Academy will begin March 13, 2012, and run for 10
weeks. It will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 -10 p.m. and
four Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Graduation is set for May 17,
If you have questions or require further information, please
contact CSV Coordinator Walt Wohlgemuth at 303-814-7063 opt. 1 or
send an e-mail to CSV@dcsheriff.net .
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