For the past 20 plus years the Public Safety Department has benefited from an active and dedicated group of citizen volunteers that in 2018 provided hundreds of hours of service.  Because the volunteers are trained to provide a variety of tasks that would normally require a police officer, but do not require the training and expertise of a certified officer, the Public Safety Officers are available to concentrate on the Department’s primary mission of providing the highest quality of life and security for every citizen. The volunteers provide assistance with courier and transport, administration, beach patrols, communications, and website maintenance.  More specifically, volunteers make deliveries to the courthouse, deliver patrol cars to the Sheriff’s Garage for repairs, obtain supplies and equipment from retail outlets in town; assist in the front office with computer input, preparing routine reports, filing, and routine correspondence.  Volunteers also utilize the ATV to patrol the Town’s beaches, being alert for persons endangered by medical emergencies, the surf and tide, and removing any hazardous materials (netting, fishing lines, balloons) that can endanger sea turtles. A volunteer trained in communications assists in preparing press releases, email communications, updating the website, and posting articles for the News You Can Use section of the website.  The Department is always seeking new volunteers are any interested Town resident should contact Sergeant and Community Liaison Officer Tim Dempsey, 231-2451, ext. 353.     

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