Sac Sheriff

Volunteer Services

4500 Orange Grove Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

Invest Yourself in the Community

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is looking for citizens from within our communities who want to volunteer to work with our law enforcement professionals. Volunteers bring their experiences and skills to enhance the services provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Volunteer Program consists of different volunteer groups with specific roles that complement the work of the Sheriff’s Office. These volunteer groups include:

Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART)

Sheriff's Amateur Radio Program (SHARP)

Sacramento County Sheriff's Explorers

Volunteer Reserve Officer

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office has a Volunteer Reserve Force of approximately 164 reserve officers, Level III through Level I. Our reserve program is highly regarded in the law enforcement community and is an integral part of our daily operations.

Working alongside regular officers, reserve officers can participate in warrant sweeps, DUI checkpoints, prisoner transportation, boating and water safety programs, academy training, firearms training and other related activities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship.
  • Possess a valid California Driver's License
  • Graduated from high school or satisfactory completion of an acceptable General Education Development (GED) test.
  • Possess a valid California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Certificate or valid Modular III, II & I Certificates.
  • Pass a P.O.S.T. Peace Officer background investigation, including a medical and psychological examinations.

If you are interested in more information, you may contact the Reserve Officer Recruiter.

To apply for a Volunteer Reserve Deputy position, mail a completed Reserve Deputy Application Form along with a copy of your POST Certification to:

Attn. Pre-Employment Investigations
Sacramento County Sheriff's Office
4500 Orange Grove Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

Volunteers in Partnership with the Sheriff (V.I.P.S.)

Since 1993, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office is proud to have a volunteer work force that helps foster the partnership between the Sheriff's Office and the community in working toward improving the quality of life for the residents of Sacramento County.

Our volunteers are currently assisting in the following programs:

Community Service Center

Volunteers help citizens with neighborhood and law enforcement related issues and questions, crime reports, fingerprinting, safety fairs, and general office assistance.

Volunteer Patrol

Volunteers patrol neighborhoods providing vacation checks, illegal sign abatement, reporting of code enforcement violations, parking violations, and any other directed patrol requests.


Volunteers assist with Missing Person follow up and Child Abuse Unit data entry.

Clerical Support

Volunteers are placed in different areas in the Sheriff s Office to provide computer data entry, filing, scanning, organizing, and customer service to citizens and staff.

Applicant Requirements
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a valid California driver's license or I.D. Card
  • Possess a clear criminal history
  • Pass a required background investigation
  • Ability to work 16 hours a month (Preferably volunteering 1-2 days a week with a 4-6 hour commitment each volunteer day)
  • Complete the office orientation and all required training
  • Have a good moral character and reputation
  • Must be able to demonstrate good judgment
  • Have the desire to assist your community
Download the Volunteer Application Download the Volunteer Agreement

If you are interested in obtaining more information about volunteer opportunities with the Sheriff's Office, contact us at

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