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Citizens On Patrol Volunteer
at Pinal County
This is a non-compensated, volunteer position within the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. Volunteer performs citizen patrols in marked vehicle of minimal to moderate difficulty to support law enforcement with skilled observation practices, record keeping methods and transfer of information. The volunteer applies knowledge of established policies and procedures. No deviation from standard, established procedures, processes or protocol will be allowed. Decisions made by the volunteer affect the work of the department. The volunteer is under the supervision of the COP Unit Manager, COP Program Director and PCSO area commander.
This position requires a commitment of minimum 16 hours per month in duties to the COP Program.
- Example of Duties
- EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Active neighborhood patrols.
- Patrol as a one or two-person unit as assigned.
- Provide traffic control as necessary.
- Transport victims, witnesses, or citizens as needed.
- Assist in Agency Response and large-scale emergency or disaster situations as requested.
- Creating visible presence to deter crime.
- Observation, recording and reporting suspicious activities.
- Assuring personal and public safety at all times.
- Maintaining monthly online time records.
- Participation in fairs, educational opportunities, community events, fundraisers, public relations, recruitment efforts and partnerships with other agencies as approved.
- Minimum Requirements
High School Diploma or G.E.D.; must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age,
a United States citizen or legal resident.
LICENSE & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Must possess a valid Driver's License.
- Must have transportation to and from the post of duty.
- Must possess proof of current auto insurance, at all times.
- Must successfully pass and complete background examination, as well as a Truth Verification technology.
- Must complete oral interviews.
- Must submit certified driving record.
- Must complete COP Academy.
- Supplemental Information
PINAL COUNTY VOLUNTEER EXPECTATIONS:
Employees will support the County's vision and role model these behaviors by:
- Cultivating a positive work environment.
- Providing quality customer service and maintaining productive working relationships.
- Prioritizing and setting manageable goals.
- Being efficient with time at work.
- Communicating effectively with management, staff, customers, and visitors.
- Being flexible and taking criticism constructively.
- Following internal procedures and external regulations.
- Bringing compliance issues to the attention of management.
- Working collaboratively in all facets of position to meet position requirements and support County goals.
- Conform to all safety rules and use all appropriate safety equipment.