The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for dedicated volunteers to join our Volunteer Victim Assistance Program and attend the Volunteer Victim Assistance Training Academy this spring. The deadline for completing an application is Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.
Academy training for volunteer victim advocates will begin in March 2016. Training is held on Tuesday evenings and on Saturdays and will last seven weeks. Following the initial training, volunteer victim advocates must commit to two on-call shifts each month and attend monthly training and meetings held on the first Monday of each month.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Victim Assistance Program provides crisis response to crime victims and other individuals involved in traumatic events, or other persons in need. Program volunteers provide around-the-clock coverage every day of the year and are a valuable resource to deputies and other first responders.
Auxiliary applications are available by contacting the Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Section at 720-874-4118. Applicants are required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a polygraph examination. Selected candidates must attend all academy trainings.
For additional information about the program, please contact Victim Services Supervisor Kathleen Beebe at 720-874-4190.