The Community Service Unit ( CSU ) was implemented in 1990 by then Sheriff Tim Dobeck and Undersheriff Roy Raymond. What started as a pilot program has developed into one of the most successful volunteer programs in country. Current Sheriff Deryl Loar has always been a supporter of the CSU. The unit and its personnel have received many accolades and awards from the community, as well as from Sheriff Loar.
The CSU of the IRCSO consists of volunteers from all walks of life, contributing their time, effort and expertise. The volunteers in the unit are primarily retired; some are former law enforcement professionals, while others are executives continuing to run their business on a daily basis. The prevailing requirement is the desire to help; to give something back to the community in which we live. Community Service Specialists are utilized in all aspects of the Sheriff's Office, from clerical to victim assistance to road patrol.
There are many volunteer opportunities within the Sheriff's Office. Programs include: House Watch, Seniors vs. Crime, and the We Care program. To find out more about our volunteer opportunities, please call ( 772 ) 978.6317.