On behalf of Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin, the Sheriff’s Office has introduced a new initiative aimed at deeper citizen involvement in local law enforcement operations.
The Community Engagement Volunteer Process will consist of resident volunteers who will contribute ideas, perspectives, and feedback to the Sheriff’s Office. The purpose is to learn about expectations from our community, strengthen partnerships with our residents, and continually improve as a law enforcement agency. As public servants, we understand that our community collectively sets the expectations of local law enforcement, governs our actions, and ultimately holds us accountable.
The Office is trying to get the word out to as many Delaware County residents as possible, and asks that you share the attached flier among your circles of influence at your convenience.FYI: Residents who want to participate in this process will be fully vetted, receive training related to law enforcement, and serve a three-year term. Volunteers will choose from among four focus areas where they’d like to serve: Minority Recruitment, Hiring & Promotions, Policy & Training, and Use of Force. Amount of time required of the volunteers will vary depending on level interest and area of focus. We will fully respect that this is a volunteer role, but ask that volunteers make an earnest commitment to serve. Deadline to apply for these volunteer positions is May 7.