Sheriff Posse - you can join...

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  1. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    Sheriff's have unique powers. They can convey arrest authority i.e, deputize just about anyone they want, so a posse member could conceivably have arrest powers if the sheriff so chooses.

    As was stated before many sheriff and police departments have reserves. Typically unsworn but they can wear uniforms and carry guns. Often used for parades, traffic control, security details, concerts etc,etc. Some are allowed to ride along with regular officers. When working with a sworn officer they pick up the same arrest authority.

    In many states in order to have arrest authority you have to go through a training academy but the county sheriff has unique powers. Bottom line is that a sheriff posse could have arrest authority or could just be reserves.
     
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    Most departments and sheriff's offices in Florida have a reserve and an auxiliary. Certified reserve officers have full arrest powers when on duty, having completed the FDLE Certification for a police officer. Auxiliary officers are only authorized arrest powers in the presence of a fully certified officer. We depended on them heavily at Panama City Beach during tourist season.
     
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    Festus was played by Ken Curtis. Have you ever heard him sing. He was a member of the “Sons of the Pioneer” group.

    My first thought would be disaster response. Central Oklahoma is called tornado alley for a reason.
     
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    I'm very familiar with that, but that has nothing to do with constitutional rights.
     
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    I agree. It’s so passé
     
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    That’s sort of correct. It varies by state. Where I worked, reserves were sworn. Some had to work with a fulltimer, some had the training to work solo. Sheriffs had no authority to swear in anyone who didn’t meet state and department standards for hire and go through an academy. There was a law that a citizen was required to assist an officer who requested help, but it was never applied in that no one who declined to help was ever prosecuted.
     
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    In my area, talk of creating CERT usually comes up after a big hurricane, then it fades away. Other areas of the country have relatively active CERT.

    Biggest issue with CERT - besides training and liability concerns - is how to keep people active with it. CERT, in most areas, is very rarely needed - but when needed, the situation is really bad. So years (or even decades) may go by without "needing" CERT.... how many CERT members will stay "active" with such little activity?

    Good idea, may not match all areas for need.
     
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    CERT is a great idea, but as you pointed out, it's tough to keep it going through the inactive periods;

    The best way to keep a CERT together is to diversify the response a little; branch out from major incidents and into other areas such as search and rescue ( and not just the physical part, think in terms of support operations) planned events like fairs, festivals, etc, and education ( like providing help with preparedness strategies for the public, like presenting at civic organization meetings, etc)....

    Additionally, regular, scheduled, and occasionally even FUN training will add to the cohesiveness of the CERT, and teach members valuable skills like CPR, Emergency Management , and even tech skills like HAM radio operations , with the certifications to go along with it; alot of the training can be had at little or no cost from local public safety and Emergency Management offices, as well as through FEMA and the Red Cross.....

    Just some ideas....
     
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    Most of our local EOC's and emergency shelters use volunteer radio operators. There's a pretty good showing of radio operators for many of our local events Like Sun N Fun as well.
     
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    The one in my area had a dang good gal in charge. A intern. She got us involved with the EOC drills, got us use of buildings, schools for training, few small city events but then it was time for her to get a well paying job. I’m sure she is doing well. Organized, hard worker....
    High turnover in Police. New ones don’t even know it exists.

    I think it could be a useful resource. In most any event to assist with traffic, keep people back.
     
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    Neither does teaching him to speak Okie or with a mouthful of marbles.
     
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    Are they going to provide all the ammo for LCP?
     
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    Nope it doesn't.