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El Paso County Sheriff's Office put out a call for volunteers for "Citizen Patrol"

Volunteers will be tasked with additional duties

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for volunteers to form a Citizen Patrol for the El Paso County area.

The office is looking for "motivated" volunteers to join an all-volunteer task force dedicated to performing tasks that are not handled by sworn officers.

Some of these duties include "providing assistance to stranded motorists, traffic control at accident or emergency scenes, conduct vacation checks, and assist deputies with impounding abandoned vehicles, in addition to many other responsibilities."

The volunteers are required to attend a three-week training academy which is slated to begin October 24, and applications for the position can be obtained online. Applications must be turned in by July 14.

An open house is being organized by the Sheriff's Office for Tuesday, July 11, where anyone interested can learn more about the program, learn more information about the position, and speak to several other volunteers about their experience with the unit.

To learn more information about the program and application process, visit the Sheriff's Office website at, or contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at  719-520-7216 or

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