The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is proud to have the support of a talented group of citizens who make up our volunteer forces. All of our volunteers are people with specialized skills.
Volunteers also participate in community events and fairs, in both cities and unincorporated areas of Jackson County.
Jackson County Sheriff’s - Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue team members are volunteers, not sworn peace officers, but they assume many of the same responsibilities performed by peace officers in ground searches and wilderness searches. Their units are deployed to a number of different types of search and rescue situations, such as looking for lost or missing people or evidence in major criminal cases, and they may also help to provide traffic enforcement at events throughout Jackson County. As part of the mutual aid system, the Sheriff’s volunteer forces are available twenty-four hours a day for deployment anywhere in the State. Many of the unit members are certified in emergency medical response and assist the Sheriff's Office with providing services to the citizens of Jackson County.
SAR conducts training among its volunteer members to ensure that they are able to respond when the Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement need their help. This training is intensive and multi-disciplinary, requiring skill in topographical analysis and navigation using pre-determined coordinates, and natural signposts and benchmarks.
If you are interested in learning more about Search and Rescue, please contact 541-864-8830 for more information.
Jackson County Disability Parking Enforcement Volunteers
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is very proud of its Disability Parking Enforcement volunteers. These selfless individuals are actually sworn officers under the Oregon Revised Statutes that govern Disability Parking Enforcement. Yet while enforcement is a part of their duties, education is primary. Often our Disability Parking Volunteers would rather educate the public on awareness of the laws regarding disability parking than give out a citation.
Other services provided by the Sheriff’s Office Disability Parking Enforcement Volunteers include check-in and security during court mandated classes, placement of the radar reader board, serving subpoenas, court runs, and assisting at special events.
We also have opportunities to volunteer in a more traditional office setting. Some of our volunteers assist within clerical duties at our main office and the jail. Activities could include fingerprinting, scanning, filing, or even the service of civil papers.
If you would like more information on the Disabled Parking Enforcement Program or becoming a general volunteer, please click here. You can also contact the Traffic Program Office at 541-774-6809 or pick up an application at 5179 Crater Lake Hwy Central Point, OR 97502.