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Community Assistance 
Volunteers (CAVs) Program

The CAV program uses volunteers to enhance the services provided by the Sheriff's Office to the community by improving efficiency and productivity. This program uses volunteers to handle assignments and events that do not require a trained, sworn deputy. Members of the CAV program wear a uniform that identifies them as volunteers for the Sheriff's Office. CAV volunteers are not sworn, are not armed, and do not have arrest powers.

Duties of CAV volunteers may include:

  • Traffic direction and control at incidents and special events

  • Representing FCSO at community special events

  • Crime prevention and Neighborhood Watch programs

  • Parade and funeral escorts

CAV applicants must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Minimum age of 21 years old

  • Must be a United States Citizen and Frederick County Resident

  • Possess a valid Driver's License and have a good driving record

  • Be capable of providing a minimum of:

    • Attendance of four monthly CAV meetings in a calendar year

    • Participation in six details in a calendar year

    • Participation in Project Life Saver

  • Be in good physical condition (age considered) as witnessed by a doctor's certificate

  • Must agree to submit to records and background investigations, a fingerprint check through the FBI, drug test, and an oral interview conducted by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office

  • Must successfully complete required training within 6 months of appointment.

Interested in joining?

Contact - Lt. Brian Woodward


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