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Volunteer Opportunities

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Want to pitch in and help? There are lots of volunteering opportunities at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Join our staff of volunteers who donate thousands of hours each year in Patrol, Investigations, Professional Standards, Support Services, Investigations, and Emergency Management.

We are deeply grateful for our volunteers and consider them part of our law enforcement family.
They work side-by-side with Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies to protect our county and keep it a great place to live, play and work.

Community Safety Volunteers or CSVs are civilians who have an interest in law enforcement. They help the sheriff’s office by providing services that don’t require the attention of a sworn officer. That means traffic control, impounding cars, house watches, elementary school checks, VIN verification and neighborhood patrols. CSVs can also work inside the office, making the program great for anyone 20 and older.

Requirements to be a CSV:
  • Must be 20 years of age or older.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license.
  • Must pass an integrity interview, polygraph, psychological, full background investigation, and medical testing.
  • Must not have any felony convictions.
  • No illegal drug use within the last three (3) years and no alcohol-related traffic offenses within seven (7) years.
  • Must have the ability to deal with confidential information and keep it confidential.
  • Possess good public speaking and presentation skill
  • Must attend the CSV Academy  and complete CSV training. The application process can take 8-12 weeks.

If you’re interested in becoming a CSV, please contact us at or you can contact Sgt. Jeff Bredehoeft at or call 303-814-7102.

To apply to be a CSV, please visit our Hiring Unit’s page.

Ever dream about working in law enforcement? Our Reserve deputy program lets you serve and protect in your free time. The volunteers allow the sheriff’s office to provide better—and expanded service—across the county.  The reserves work in every area of the sheriff’s office, including on patrol, with detectives, and in the jail.

You must have been through a full police academy and are currently still POST certified or were previously fully certified here or in another state and have attended a refresher academy to be eligible to apply. Volunteers must be Colorado P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certified.

Reserves are actual law enforcement officers. They are required to maintain the same standards, receive the same training, and follow the same rules and laws as full-time, paid law enforcement.

Most of our reserve deputies have full-time paid jobs and are business owners, financial consultants, security officials, and other professionals.

To learn more about the Reserve Deputy program, you can email Sgt. Jeff Bredehoeft at or call 303-814-7102.