Maricopa County, AZ is lucky to have a dedicated team of volunteers, The North Valley Posse, which provides valuable assistance to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The Posse members are local residents who volunteer their time to protect and serve their community as voluntary law enforcement.
In the last year alone, the more than 40 men and women of the North Valley Posse provided approximately 15,000 hours of service to the community. Its estimate that since its inception, members have easily provided more than 180,000 hours of service, and those hours have impacted the community in fundamental ways. These men and women are helping keep the streets safe and provide a level of comfort to the citizens of their community.
Due to the tireless efforts of these volunteers, emergency response time has been reduced, which saves vital taxpayer dollars. Crime rates have also dropped far below the average rates experienced in many other parts of the country.
The North Valley Posse members assist the Sheriff Deputies by patrolling businesses, neighborhoods and parks, providing traffic control for schools and special events, transporting prisoners and assisting with the DUI task force. The dedicated assistance of The North Valley Posse members allows for law enforcement officers to help more people and respond to more calls.
These men and women come from all walks of life but are united in their call to service. The community of Maricopa County is safer and better equipped thanks to the volunteers of The North Valley Posse.
If you know a group of volunteers helping make your community safer, nominate them today for the Daily Point of Light Award!