Sheriff's station recruiting volunteers

NORWALK - The Norwalk Sheriff's Station is recruiting qualified applicants to add to its volunteer program.The station already has more than 100 volunteers but is looking to expand the program. Several positions are available, including: Volunteers on Patrol Norwalk Station front desk Detective bureau Secretariat Traffic office Whittier Sub-Station La Mirada Sub-Station Norwalk Superior Court information desk Sheriff's Museum at the academy in Whittier Mentor with the PRIDE youth program Members of the Volunteers on Patrol program act as the eyes and ears of the Sheriff's Department by identifying suspicious activities, crimes in progress or dangerous circumstances. Volunteers take no action themselves but notify proper authorities. Volunteers also assist deputies with their daily duties by providing traffic control at accident scenes, search for lost children and adults, attend school functions, and respond to emergencies throughout the county. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and willing to undergo a complete background check. All volunteers are required to work a minimum of 16 hours a month to stay active in the program. A uniform is required and must be purchased by the volunteer. Applications are available at the Norwalk Sheriff's Station.

********** Published: Nov. 7, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 30