Volunteer Citizen Patrol
Welcome to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Volunteer Citizen Patrol (VCP) webpage. We hope to provide information about the VCP and how to become a member. We encourage you to consider supporting law enforcement and public safety in Dodge County by becoming a VCP member. There are a variety of opportunities to assist the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office from office work to jail programs to patrol. Hours are flexible according to your schedule. A commitment to volunteer 4 to 8 hours per month on average is requested. For more information please contact Captain Trace Frost at 920-386-3738.
Wayne Wreath, Coordinator
Carl Guse, Vice Coordinator
The VCP volunteer program was established in June, 2009. The initial group numbered 22 and currently there are still 22 active members, although not all members are the same as those that originally started.
Office of the Dodge County Sheriff
It is the purpose of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office to give the best possible service and protection to the citizens of Dodge County.
As a volunteer you will be very visible in the community; therefore, you will be expected at all times to conduct yourself as a public relations ambassador for the sheriff’s office.
If you chose to become a VCP member you will be joining a team of dedicated professionals who hold the vision and goals of making Dodge County a safe community through your volunteerism.
Sheriff Dale Schmidt
Duties of a VCP Volunteer
• Traffic control, crash and fire scene
• Parades, runs, walks, special events
• Assist the Dodge County Emergency Response Team (DCERT)
• Abandon vehicle tag
• Tag struck deer
• Park patrol
• Visibility patrol
2. House/Building Checks
3. Office Work
• Daily/monthly reports
• Special reports/form development
• VCP files
• Data entry
• Meeting planning – agendas – minutes
• Ignition interlock device report filing
4. Meeting Attendance
• Team meetings
• Committee meetings
• Special meetings
5. Training Attendance
• Squad equipment
• Operation of squad, lights, radar, GPS, map reading, siren, other forms and items, radios
• Other miscellaneous training
6. Deliver/Pick Up Mail at Police Departments
7. Jail Mail
8. Squad Maintenance
• Inventory and maintenance checks
• Overall maintenance
• Car wash
9. Special Duty
• Radar checks
• Radar trailer
• Fair work
• Car show supervision
• Other special events
10. Scanning Documents
11. Shuttling of Squads
12. Assist with Jail Programs
Volunteer Citizen Patrol Policies
1. When dealing with the public, as well as other members of the Sheriff’s Office, one should exercise control, patience, respect and a positive manner.
2. Use of red and blue lights is restricted to traffic control situations only.
3. Use of siren is prohibited.
4. Volunteers must always wear the approved clothing to be readily identified as a Posse member.
5. Absolute sobriety while on duty. No use of drugs, other than prescription medications, may be used. Prescriptions that may cause drowsiness or prevent driving will be reviewed by the sheriff’s office.
6. Volunteers will not carry firearms or other weapons.
7. Volunteers in marked vehicles are a deterrent to crime. In the event that a serious violation occurs and needs immediate action, the radio is to be used for assistance. As a volunteer, NEVER take enforcement action on violations of the law.
8. In serving the public, provide any requested information to the best of your ability and make referrals of any other questions to the proper authorities.
To Become A VCP Volunteer
1. You must live in Dodge County.
2. You must be an adult.
3. You may contact Captain Trace Frost to obtain an application at 920-386-3738 or download the application listed below.
4. Click on this link to obtain a VCP Volunteer Application
5. Click on this link to obtain the VCP Volunteer Handbook
Complete the application and mail it to:
Sheriff Dale Schmidt
Dodge County Sheriff’s Office
124 West Street
Juneau, WI 53039
A background check will be run on applicants. Those who pass will be contacted for an interview by the VCP membership team.