There's a group of citizens in middle Georgia, that's helping make the streets a little safer. You might call them Bibb County's 'guardian angels'.
"I rolled in on a scene with them watching it, and it was a good thing knowing they were watching my back," says Sheriff Jerry Modena, Bibb County.
They're not deputies, and they're not police officers. "We'll do whatever they need us to do," says Wayne Watson. He's part of a group of patrol men and women who volunteer with the radio emergency associated communication team.
"It's a reserve force," says Sheriff Modena.
They go by the name 'REACT'. Every night they patrol, they meet at the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. They get their assignments, gas up their cars, and go.
"People do know that we're out there and they never know who's watching them," says Watson.
For more than 30 years, REACT has been on the streets in Bibb County serving as extra eyes and ears for the sherriff's office.
During the holiday season, these citizens volunteer more than 1,000 hours to help keep criminals from striking, and they don't do it for the glory.
"Just that desire to help out and do something that we think's making a difference in people's lives," says Watson.
A sacrifice, Sheriff Modena, says is the best give the county could receive.
The men and women of REACT are not just out during the holidays. Sheriff Modena says REACT is extremely helpful during accidents and severe weather. Watson estimates REACT spends more than 8,000 hours helping out the sheriff's office.