Georgia CitizenCorps Sherrif’s Auxiliary Volunteer Program Classes Begin Soon
Published 12:38 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024
AMERICUS, GEORGIA – The role of law enforcement in safeguarding communities is pivotal, and
the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office stands at the forefront of ensuring public safety. One crucial
aspect contributing to the Sheriff’s Office’s success is its new Auxiliary Volunteer Program,
offering an array of opportunities and benefits to individuals interested in serving their
community and supporting law enforcement efforts.
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteer Program is a platform for community members
to actively engage and collaborate with law enforcement. Volunteers assist in various
capacities, enhancing the Sheriff’s Office’s capabilities, and fostering a safer environment for
There are many opportunities for Volunteers in the program, including:
Community Engagement: Volunteers actively participate in community events, fostering
positive relationships between law enforcement and residents. They also assist in organizing
community outreach programs, enhancing relationships between the community and law
Support Operations: Volunteers aid in administrative tasks, allowing sworn officers to focus
more of their time on law enforcement duties. They also assist in non-confrontational roles
during emergencies or public events, which helps ensure public safety.
Specialized Roles: Volunteers have opportunities to train and specialize in various areas, such as
traffic control, search and rescue, or crime prevention. Volunteering in these specialized units
enhances skill sets and provides valuable experience.
Benefits of joining include skill development and experience in law enforcement procedures
and community engagement strategies. Many of the skills acquired will be helpful in personal
and professional development. Volunteers play an active role in ensuring the safety and well-
being of their community, and strong connections they make through their collaborations will
benefit them and have a meaningful impact on the lives of others.
The next class begins Thursday, January 18 at 6 pm, so begin your application process by
contacting the Sumter County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Director, Marty McDonald at (229) 942-8100.
The mission of CitizenCorps is to harness the power of every individual through education,
training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to
respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.
Coordinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security, CitizenCorps operates
through a national network of state, tribal, and local CitizenCorps Councils. For information on
all the programs offered by the Sumter County CitizenCorps Council, contact Director Mitch
Grant, Director, at (229) 669-2220 or visit: www.sumtercountyga.us/170/Citizens-Corps.