The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department's is dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing fear and the incidence of crime in our community. Our community programs are designed to help make Santa Cruz County a safer place for you to raise your family and to educated and create awareness about issues that confront all families – drug and alcohol abuse.
There are a variety of ways that citizens can play an active part in law enforcement efforts in our community.
Volunteers can serve as a bridge between officers and civilians by volunteering to be a Block Captain with the Neighborhood Watch Program. Volunteers can also actively participate with the Sheriff's Office by joining the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Volunteer Corps or becoming a member of the Search and Rescue Team.