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Our Mission

The mission of the Antelope Valley Volunteer Mounted Unit is to enhance the Sheriff's Department's ability to provide a safe, enjoyable, crime free community. we will accomplish this mission by:
 
Training volunteer equestrians to provide safe and effective mounted observation patrol at mall and shopping center parking lots, high school games and other local events, desert areas and county and city parks. Mounted volunteers will be highly visible, trained observers tasked with detecting suspicious activity and notifying field deputies via radio.

The Volunteer Mounted Unit is another opportunity for the Sheriffs Department and citizens to cooperatively serve our community against crime.

 

General Information

Our monthly unit meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 PM. They are held at the Palmdale Sheriffs Station. Please contact Deputy Jodi Wolfe or apply using the application below.

Special Requirements

 

 

All Members Must have the Following:

Have access to a trail worthy horse.

Have access to a horse trailer.

The ability to pass both a written examination and a practical horsemanship test consisting of basic horsemanship skills and sensory testing.

Attend monthly unit meetings, and provide a minimum of 4 hours of "In the Saddle" patrol time. If you are not yet qualified to work mounted patrol, you are required to attend monthly team meetings and training and perform a minimum of 6 hours of other volunteer work until you are qualified to patrol. These hours will fulfill your minimum in the saddle time commitment until you are qualified for mounted patrol.

 

Download Application

Please complete the application and then follow one of these three options:

1. Deliver to the front counter of the sheriff’s station
2. Mail to Deputy Jodi Wolfe, Community Relations, Palmdale Sheriff’s Station,
       750 East Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93550
3. Scan and email to mdjohnst@lasd.org