VOP Training is required and will be provided before field assignment. This includes volunteers in vehicles and foot patrols.
To maintain the VOP's skill and expertise, there is a minimum of 16 hours per month of deployment time is required. This also includes training and meetings. This requirement is for the safety of the volunteer and others around him or her and for liability issues for the Department and County.
Volunteers are NOT Deputy Sheriffs!
They do not place themselves in a position of danger. As a V.O.P. member, you will not carry any type of weapon and you are not expected to enter into a physical altercation with anyone.
As a V.O.P. member, you will always work with at least one partner. This is for their safety as well as the safety and responsibility of the Department.