Sheriff seeks helpers |

Sheriff seeks helpers

Provided to the Tribune

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department is looking for volunteers to join the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees program in South Lake Tahoe. Qualified applicants will attend an academy for two weeks and be trained to provide community services, primarily focused on being the eyes and ears of the sheriff’s department, by patrolling the county area in vehicles provided by the S.T.A.R. program.

Members also provide vacation home checks, assist local organizations with special events such as the Air Fest, Drug Store Project, Arts Festival and various events held at the Valhalla site.

Eligibility and qualifications to apply to the S.T.A.R. program include – being at least 50 years old and a U.S. citizen of good moral standards, passing a background check, providing a physician’s clearance, and being willing to volunteer at least 19 hours per month.

The academy is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30 through June 9, when graduation ceremonies will be conducted.

To pick up an application, stop by the sheriff’s department at 1360 Johnson Blvd., Suite 100 or call George Schultz at (530) 544-5322.