The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Program is comprised of citizens with a true desire to volunteer their services while learning more about the internal workings of the law enforcement community. A citizen volunteer in law enforcement is a member of the community who provides support services to an agency without monetary benefit. Services typically include community outreach, telephone work, research, and other administrative tasks.

I’m amazed each and every day by their willingness to help out. It’s amazing. We could not operate at the level we do without them. I know, without a doubt, as far as Sheriff’s Offices, we lead the state. I’d put them up against anybody.

I don’t think people really appreciate the magnitude of what is going on with this program. They don’t realize how in-depth it is, how important (volunteers) are to our success in the county. It is amazing what they’re doing.
Sheriff John W. Ingram, V

About The Program

As the population in Brunswick County increases, so does the demand for service on the Sheriff’s Office. The use of citizen volunteers assists the Sheriff’s Office in the meeting of these demands and, as the demand continues to grow, so will the need for active citizen participation.

During 2014, the Sheriff’s Office volunteers provided over 29,100 hours of service, which resulted in an estimated financial benefit of $535,082.00 to the citizens of Brunswick County. Without the assistance and service of our volunteers, we would be hard-pressed to accomplish all that we do in service to Brunswick County.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office currently has over 200 active volunteers. These dedicated men and women give back to the Brunswick County community in the following ways:
Volunteer Directing Traffic

  • Participate in Neighborhood Watch
  • Assist at Animal Protective Services
  • Accompany Deputies during Involuntary Commitment Transportation
  • Assist with special events and community outreach events
  • Administrative tasks
  • V.O.I.C.E. Citizens Patrol
  • Research
  • Participate in search-and-rescue activities
  • Participate in role-plays and training scenarios
  • Unsolved Cases Team
  • Assist Courthouse Deputies with screening and greeting the public
  • Assist Detention Center Deputies at the public entrance to the facility

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers at Fall FestivalIn order to participate in the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Program, the prospective applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must complete the BCSO Citizens Academy Course (application found below)
  • Must be a law-abiding citizen with good intent
  • Successfully pass a thorough background investigation
  • Must be over the age of nineteen and a half

Volunteer Application

Are you ready to bring your knowledge, skills, abilities and interests to assist the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office? If you are interested in becoming an Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office volunteer and would like to join a great group of men and women, please complete the application below, or you can print, complete, and mail the volunteer application in.

Volunteer Application

Mail Completed Applications To:
BCSO, Crime Prevention Unit
PO Box 9
Bolivia, NC 28422

Additional Information

For more information about the Volunteer Program, or for assistance with signing up, please feel free to contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit at (910) 253-2745.

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