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Volunteer programs

Additional information on these programs can be found at the Volunteer Website


Citizen Observer Program (C.O.P.)

Citizen Observer Program 
(C.O.P.) volunteers patrol the unincorporated areas of the county in Sheriff's Office vehicles equipped with a radio, a roof light, and COP markings. The volunteers receive 48 hours of basic training and ongoing monthly and yearly training. They work in uniform, but carry no weapons and have no police powers. All of the volunteers are certified traffic control specialists. A youth fingerprint identification program is also offered. Are you interested in volunteering? Click here to see more information about the C.O.P. program. For more information, contact the C.O.P. Coordinator Mr. Tim Lamprey at 386-736-5961, ext. 6542 or e-mail

Citizen Volunteer Auxiliary Program

The Citizen Volunteer Auxiliary Program (CVAP) was organized in 1989 and its volunteers provide professional, technical, clerical, and computer assistance throughout the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in East and West Volusia.

Volunteers work in various offices and units including: Career Criminal, Civil Process Service, Crime Analysis, District Offices, Evidence, Fingerprinting, Firearms Range, Internal Affairs, Investigative Services, Jury Management, PAL Youth Tutoring, Public Information, Special Services, Technical Services, and Training. 

Are you interested in volunteering?  For more information, contact the CVAP Coordinator, Carol Keesecker, at (386) 736-5961, ext. 6544, or e-mail

Citizen Volunteer Chaplain Program

The Citizen Volunteer Chaplain Program (CVCP) is comprised of clergy from many religious groups throughout the county. They assist the Victim Advocate Program, the general public, and Sheriff's Office employees. For more information, contact the CVCP coordinator, Senior Chaplain Michael Carroll, at (386) 736-5961, ext. 6543.


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