Volunteer Programs

The Office of the Sheriff has a wide variety of volunteer programs which allow the residents of Monterey County to become directly involved with the Sheriff's Office:

Aerosquad Reserves-
Visit the Aero Squadron's web page or contact Sergeant Joe Moses at (831) 755-3700.

The Chaplain Corps is open to priests, ministers and rabbis that are ordained, have at least five years pastoral experience, and have the support of their respective congregations. The Chaplain Corps provides ministerial services, as requested, to the employees of the Sheriff's Office, crime victims, and others who may be coping with a loss of a loved one or other tragic situation. For more information, contact Rev. Porter Wells at 663-4661.

Visit the Monterey County Internship Program for internship opportunities.

Neighborhood Watch & Crime Prevention-
Please contact a Crime Prevention Specialist in your area for information.

Search and Rescue (SAR)-
Contact Sergeant Joe Moses at (831) 759-7240. Please visit www.MontereySAR.org.

Sheriff's Mounted Search Unit-
The Monterey County Sheriff Mounted Unit is a mounted horse unit with citizen volunteers, reserve and department coordinators. The unit consists of private citizens who have organized, under the guidance of the Monterey County Sheriff's Department for the purpose of assisting the Sheriff where horses might be used in a variety of situations. Visit their web site for more information.

Sheriff's Advisory Council (SAC)-
A non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to assist the Office of the Sheriff in acquiring much needed equipment and training which their annual budget might not provide for. Members are eligible to participate in the in the Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR) and the Sheriff's Emergency Assistance Team (SEAT). Visit their web site for more information or contact Marty Haskell at (831) 649-3571.

Sheriff's Emergency Assistance Team (SEAT)-
Supports the Office of the Sheriff in times of emergencies, evacuations, rescue operations and special events. To be eligible to become a SEAT member, one must pass a background investigation, pass SEAT required training and be current in both CPR and First Aid. Contact Commander Phil Nashat (831) 901-9796 or visit our web site: www.mcsoseat.org for membership information.

Sheriff's Posse and Posse Ground Information -
The Monterey County Sheriff's Posse is a private non-profit corporation and is not an agency or department of the County of Monterey or the Sheriff's Office






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