JONES COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Jones County Sheriff’s Office is looking for people interested in joining its auxiliary department as volunteer deputies.
“We don’t want to stretch our deputies too thin and anything that the volunteers [can do to help] the citizens remain safely that’s what we ask the volunteers to do to volunteer their time,” Deputy Boisey Hunt said.
Auxiliary deputies assist, at special events, ball games, the fair and when there is bad weather and missing persons.
“They’re needed because it’s a great way for the citizens of their community or county to give back to their county and support and help their community help maintain the safety and concern for their citizens,” Hunt said.
There is no pay, and the Jones County Sheriff’s Office will train the volunteers. Hunt is looking for people who are committed and willing to give their time.
“The traits vary from making sure they’re community oriented, that they’re well respected, and they’re mindful of their citizens and we ask that they really want to donate their time to help,” Hunt said.
If you’re interested in becoming an auxiliary (volunteer) deputy, call the Jones County Sheriff’s Office at 478-986-3489 and ask to speak with Deputy Boisey Hunt.