We encourage anyone who is interested in joining to speak with any of our members about the organization and apply. The basic requirements of membership are as follows:
Be eighteen years of age or older
Submit an application including a $15 fee
Pass an investigation pertaining to prior criminal history
Meet the requirements for a Consumer Affairs Guard Card
Firearms Card (optional)
Baton (straight, expandable, side handle, or expandable side handle. Mounted baton is optional)
Chemical Agents (i.e. Mace, CN, Pepper Spray)
PC832 Course (optional)
Horse ownership is highly encouraged, but not an absolute requirement. If the applicant plans to use his/her horse on duty, the animal and tack must be inspected and approved prior to use. Call for animal and tack limitations and restrictions. We provide and attend periodic equestrian training programs designed to improve the horse and riders skills. These are not only beneficial, they are fun!
Once the application is processed and approved, the new member will be asked to attend at least 2 meetings and various events or activities in a non-uniformed capacity, after which he/she will be reviewed by the investigating committee and presented to the general membership for a vote.
An applicant who receives a positive vote will become a tentative member for 6 months. During this time, the applicant will be required to obtain the required state and local certifications, training and uniform prior to full membership. City and local law and code enforcement training are scheduled periodically and will be offered to the applicant after full membership is granted.
Uniform (applicant will be provided with uniform standards)
Badge (issued to the applicant after successful indoctrination)
Duty Belt (also known as a “holster rig”) appropriate for the equipment being carried
Firearm (optional – restriction apply)
Baton (based on applicant certification. Note only “Mounted” style batons may be carried on horseback)
Chemical agent (based on applicant certification)
Handcuffs (one or two pair, “Smith” or “Peerless” recommended)