Special deputy volunteers Special Deputies are residents and community members who become specially trained to perform a variety of public safety duties. Special Deputy duties can include: Search and rescue Horseback mounted patrol Patrol of the county’s lakes and rivers Community events and parades National Night Out/Nite to Unite Open houses, citizen academies and public demonstrations Emergency call outs Natural disasters Water safety inspections Support patrol operations Traffic and crowd control Crime scene support Amateur radio operators Motorist/citizen assists Medical emergencies Underwater rescue ream (must have 2 years’ special deputy experience) Watch our video for a glimpse of special deputies in action (YouTube). For information about volunteering as a Special Deputy, contact Sgt. Bret Cline. Apply to be a volunteer Special Deputy.