Learn More about Being a Volunteer at the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) works hard, but it can be difficult to keep the entire county safe without some help.
If we lived in a fantasy universe, this would be where Spiderman or Captain American would come in.
But we don't, so the LCSO relies on support from volunteer units, including the Reserve Deputies and the Sheriff's Posse.
The Reserve Deputies aid officers by assisting on patrol assignments, including traffic control, natural disaster situations, and special events.
They also help to provide extra manpower for security in the jails.
The Sheriff's Posse is a mounted unit. Members assist officers with search and rescue, natural disasters, and local parades and fairs — all while on horseback.
Members are divided into two categories, deputized and auxiliary, depending on the level of training they are able to undergo.
The groups' current members are invaluable to the LCSO.
"Our organization has about 450 employees...we have, throughout the time, as many volunteers making us successful," said Sergeant Troy Badberg, the coordinator of the Patrol Reserve and Sheriff's Posse. "Thank you to the volunteers who have the time and the passion to give back to the community."
However, LCSO is always searching for more volunteers to help keep the community safe.
If you think you have what it takes to become a member of the Reserve Deputies or the Sheriff's Posse, consider reviewing the volunteer requirements and applying on their website.
Sgt. Badberg is looking for any member who is eager to help the community: "Being able to see these guys [volunteers]...I can't tell you the amount of reward it gives me to see them grow up in our agency...it's amazing."
To learn more about how you can volunteer for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, listen to the full "Tuned In to NoCo" interview with Sgt. Badberg below.