KINGMAN – The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteer Posse Member and boating safety officers.
According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter, both divisions announced openings Tuesday and are looking for citizens who take pride in their communities and want to make a difference by volunteering.
Posse members will be trained in introduction to law, crime prevention, driver awareness, traffic control and radio communications. They will provide assistance to deputies in non-law enforcement duties and services, allowing deputies to focus on crime prevention and law enforcement.
Boating safety officers will be trained in boating safety and laws, boat operation and navigation and waterways patrol. The officers patrol county waterways during weekends and special events assisting deputies in keeping communities safe by preventing water related accidents and injuries.
Carter said there are qualifications for citizens interested in volunteering with MCSO. A positive attitude towards law enforcement is a must. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, possess good moral character, have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check with no felony convictions.
Sheriff Doug Schuster recognizes the tremendous value of volunteerism.
“As a community, it is vital that we work together for a common good,” he said. “Our volunteers have always done an incredible job and I am excited to expand our existing programs.”
For more information on volunteering, stop by any district office in Kingman, Lake Havasu City or Fort Mohave, or by calling 928-753-0753 to talk to a volunteer coordinator.