It is in the mutual interest of the Weld County Sheriff's Office
and citizens of Weld County to have a volunteer group. Citizens who
volunteer at the Weld County Sheriff's Office are instrumental in
improving the quality of life in their community. Volunteers work
as a team with the Sheriff's Office to provide a host of
As a volunteer, you help the Sheriff's office decentralize law
enforcement and take it out into the community where it is most
needed. By giving your time to the Sheriff's office, you also ease
the burden on deputies working in the field, allowing them to
devote more time to fighting serious crime issues. By working
together to identify problems and by forming partnerships based
upon common goals and complementary strategies, law enforcement
officials and community members can deal more effectively and
efficiently with crime than they could by working separately.
If you meet the qualifications and are enthusiastic about
volunteering your time, no other skills are required, but we do
need specific skills in some situations. Training is offered to
members of the Posse for some of the specific skills needed.
You work as much as you can. Even a little bit of your time is
There are many ways to get involved with the Volunteer
As a Volunteer, you are not POST Certified, but still perform
A Reserve Officer is Colorado State POST Certified with more
opportunities to perform patrol or other duties that require a
Peace Officer Certification. You must receive an Appointment once
you are accepted as a Reserve Officer.
You do not need to be POST Certified to be a member of the
mounted unit. It is recommended that you own or have access to a
horse, but it is not required.
You do not need to be POST Certified to be a member of the bike
patrol. Some specialized training is required for bike patrol duty;
the necessary training is provided by the Posse.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To become a Volunteer or Reserve Deputy, an individual must be
able to meet each requirement listed below:
- Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Successfully complete and maintain a current Red Cross First
Aid and CPR certification; training provided by the Posse.
- Successfully complete the Tactical Combat Casualty Care
training; provided by the Posse.
- Must pass various psychological, physical, and background
- Must be physically able to perform the tasks involved with
- Must communicate effectively in written and spoken English
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by a Posse member to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, a Posse member needs to
be able to:
- Frequently sit, stand, or walk for the typical four- to
six-hour period of a detail
- use hands to handle or feel, objects, tools, or controls, as
well as reach with hands and arms
- occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or
Posse members need the ability to see, specifically close
vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and
the ability to adjust focus. Visual skills are needed for the use
of firearms, office and field equipment. Olfactory sensory
capabilities to detect criminal/hazardous situations.
Posse members need the ability to hear and speak to enable
communication with two-way radio, intercom system, and telephone.
Hearing is required for the detection of sounds related to
criminal/suspicious activity, and officer safety.