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National Volunteer Week 2020

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National Volunteer Week 2020

In honor of National Volunteer Week, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recognizes and appreciates all our volunteers for their many hours of service. The Department and the County of Los Angeles, thank you all for your efforts and services, especially during this COVID-19 Pandemic. The LASD Volunteer motto is “Serve Others, Do Good.”

Our LASD Volunteers assist full duty deputy personnel by serving their communities during major or critical incidents as well as day to day activities. From civilian volunteers to reserve deputy sheriffs, the Reserve Forces Detail’s Volunteer Services Unit is comprised of competent and trained volunteers who wish to fulfill their dream of becoming a peace officer or be a part of the law enforcement family.

Operationally, the Volunteer Services Unit supports Reserve Deputies, Civilian Volunteers, Civilian Emergency Response Team (CERT), the LASD Search & Rescue Teams, the Mounted Posse/Mounted Search & Rescue teams, and Volunteer Search Dogs.

As community members, our volunteers live in the areas they serve. They assist our communities, increase public relations, and help provide a better understanding of the Department. Truly, LASD volunteers who serve the public are, without a doubt, priceless.

These dedicated men and women donate anywhere between 80,000 to 100,000 hours of their time per quarter to ensure the people of Los Angeles County are safe. In 2019 alone, our 3,505 volunteers donated over 417,030 hours of service to the various communities the Department serves — a cost savings of approximately 9.4 million dollars to county residents.

If you would like to volunteer and be a part of our family, visit to learn more.