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STAR seeks new members

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The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees is looking for new members.

The STAR Program is composed of senior citizens who are familiar with El Dorado County. Before assuming their duties, STAR volunteers complete a three-week course includes law enforcement, communications, first aid, drugs, gangs and traffic control. The current members range in age from 52 to 81, according to the STAR webpage.

Members of Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees at South Lake Tahoe participate in the community and patrol the Tahoe vicinity of El Dorado County throughout the year. These trained volunteers are used to enhance vital crime prevention services. STAR vehicle units conduct high visibility patrols. Other STARs assist the crime prevention unit, conduct business/home security checks, provide traffic control for accidents and special events, and assist the Sheriff’s Office with administrative duties. STARs function as eyes and ears of the Department, according to the STAR webpage.

Assignments include assisting at the Drug Store Project, Every 15 Minutes and The Air Show, observing and walk patrolling at the Reniassance Faire, riding and participating in the Fourth of July parade and other activities. Residents age 50 and older are welcome to become members. There will be a training academy at South Lake Tahoe in September.

For information, contact the sheriff’s office at 530-573-3000 or 1360 Johnson Blvd.

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