Citizen Service Unit

CSU on dutyKern County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the Citizen Service Unit (CSU) of volunteers to conduct non-hazardous law-enforcement activities in our community. Volunteers wear a uniform, drive a police car & use a police radio. They provide another set of eyes and ears on the street, or free up a deputy’s time so they can do it.

CSU tasks include:

  • Patrolling
  • Administrative
  • Special events
  • Courier duties
  • Document graffiti
  • Vacation house checks
  • Locating lost children
  • Transporting equipment & documents between Mojave & Bakersfield

CSU application page 1Volunteers must be a US Citizen, high school diploma/GED, no felony convictions, and pass extensive background check. Minimum commitment: 8 hours per month. Click here for an application. Please submit applications to or in person at the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

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