The Citizens Academy program is designed to acquaint citizens with the organization and internal workings of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. The program is intended to raise community awareness of the Sheriff’s operations and training and enhance law enforcement community relations.
Community Oriented Policing
The established practices of Community Oriented Policing have been shown to deepen the engagement and relationships the Sheriff’s Office has with the community while
simultaneously increasing the effectiveness of combating and preventing crime. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to maintaining these practices and relationships with our
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that uses citizens, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce crime in their communities. It involves neighbors getting to know each other, taking the time to watch out for each other, and working together in a program of mutual assistance.
The goal of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Cadet Program is to create new inroads of understanding between youth, law enforcement, and the community. Explorer Cadets receive extensive training and then actively participate in community affairs and non-hazardous law enforcement activities.
The S.T.A.R.S. (Sheriff’s Team of Active Retired Seniors) is a volunteer program for concerned citizens, age 50 and/or older. This group of volunteers assists, enhances, and promotes the Sheriff’s efforts in Crime Prevention and other tasks and services as directed.