In addition to county and city patrol staffing, the number of volunteers who provide service through the Reserves, Explorer, Search & Rescue and COP Units has increased nearly 100%.
The San Bernardino Mountain Search and Rescue Unit #214 volunteers participate in Urban Rescue. These individuals train monthly on a variety of lifesaving techniques including rope repelling, litter hoists and emergency medical aid. The volunteers from this unit respond not only to the searches within Central’s jurisdiction, but participate in mutual aid requests from throughout San Bernardino and other Southern California Counties.
Sheriff’s Reserve Deputies participate in patrol functions as well as special projects such as; DUI check points, events at San Manuel Amphitheater,
Citizen on Patrol (C.O.P.) Unit supports the county area and the cities of Grand Terrace and Loma Linda. Volunteers receive quarterly training. COP volunteers, along with Sheriff’s Explorers, work at a variety of events including DUI Checkpoints, Click It or Ticket, local parades, health fairs and all Amphitheater events. All totaled, the Explorers, COP’s and Search and Rescue Units donate thousands of hours each year and remain among the most active Volunteer Units within the Sheriff’s Department.