Solano
County

Sheriff's POSSE

The Solano County Sheriff's Posse has enjoyed a long-standing tradition of service with the Sheriff's Office since 1947. Comprised of citizens who volunteer their time in the service of their community, each year members of the Sheriff's Posse contribute thousands of hours of their time, the use of their horses and their equipment in support of the Sheriff's Office.

In recent years the Sheriff's Posse dwindled in numbers, nearly becoming non-existent. A concentrated effort in 2001/2002 by Sheriff Gary Stanton and the remaining members of the Posse to rebuild the volunteer organization has resulted in new membership and a revitalization of the Sheriff's Posse. The Sheriff's Posse now consists of both horse owners and owners of Jeep vehicles working together to represent the Sheriff's Office throughout the county. Members of the Sheriff's Posse attend numerous community events each year as ambassadors for the Sheriff and a shining example of how beneficial partnerships with the community can be for law enforcement. As a secondary responsibility, members of the Sheriff's Posse provide assistance to the Emergency Services Response Team when there is a need for horses and specialized equipment.

 
Come Ride with Us......

The Solano County Sheriff's POSSE is a volunteer organization that assists the Sheriff with public relations, education, search & rescue, emergency and disaster services as needed. Volunteers participate in parades, static displays, and training events.

Members must be 18 years of age or older. Members typically donate ten hours or more each month. Prospective members must have a horse, jeep, or 4 wheel drive pickup truck. They must likewise have a working knowledge of horsemanship or the vehicle they drive.


CONTACT:

Ellen Pescosolido (Horses)
(707) 469-7538
e-mail at
epescosolido@comcast.net

The Solano County Sheriff's POSSE is a volunteer organization that assists the Sheriff with public relations, education, search & rescue, emergency and disaster services as needed. Volunteers participate in parades, static displays, and training events.Members must be 18 years of age or older. Members typically donate ten hours or more each month. Prospective members must have a horse, jeep, or 4 wheel drive pickup truck. They must likewise have a working knowledge of horsemanship or the vehicle they drive.

Ellen Pescosolido (Horses)
(707) 469-7538

Stuart Jacobs (Vehicles)
(707) 643-3316
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHAT ARE THE REQUIRMENTS FOR POSSE MEMBERSHIP?

*Must be 18 or older.

*Possess a sound horse, 4x4 jeep with removable top, or 4x4 pickup truck, or just be willing to help those in the organization who do

*Be able to handle a horse / jeep/pickup truck or assist with ground operations

*Clear background check performed by the Solano County Sheriff's Office


HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

*Complete Posse application and background application forms

*Attend general membership meetings held the 3rd Tuesday evening of each month in Fairfield

*Be willing to volunteer 10+ hours a month for training and parades/static displays

*Purchase your own uniform and equipment


WHAT'S NEXT?

*Mounted members must work towards annual qualifications on 3 levels of proficiency.

*Jeep and pickup truck handlers must demonstrate proficiency in freeway and off-road driving.

Fri., October 31, 2014
No entries for this day.