TULSA - The Rogers County Sheriff's Office hopes to find a few good men, and women, and animals, to help patrol parks, recreational areas, and large events to provide crowd control and additional security.
They will also help out in search and rescue operations.
This is a new program for Rogers County.
RCSO posted the following on its Facebook page early Tuesday afternoon:
Volunteer Mounted Patrol Riders
The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office is seeking experienced riders with their own horses, to form a new Volunteer Mounted Patrol Unit.
To volunteer and qualify you must:
1.) Be At Least 21 Years of Age
2.) Have Your Own Horse
3.) Have Your Own Tack, Trailer, and Towing Vehicle
4.) Complete An Application
5.) Pass a Background Investigation
6.) Pass a Horse and Rider Evaluation Process
(There are no County residency requirements.)
DUTIES AND EQUIPMENT
Your duties will include uniformed, non-confrontational horse patrols in Rogers County parks/recreational areas and other large events, which entail crowds and traffic. Mounted Volunteers are considered “Auxiliary Deputies”, but riders will not have any enforcement authority.
Some equipment will be provided by the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, such as uniform shirt, insignia, nameplate, and miscellaneous gear.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested, plan to attend our upcoming recruiting meeting:
When: Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 PM
Where: Claremore EXPO Center’s Outdoor Covered Arena (Claremore, OK)
Please R.S.V.P: Rogers County Sheriff’s Deputy, Coy Jenkins
Office Telephone: 918 923-4477
If you attend the recruiting meeting and wish to be considered, you will complete the written application, sign a liability waiver, and be scheduled for a horse and rider evaluation process.