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Are you interested in getting involved with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office? 

Our agency is committed to fostering a safe and thriving environment for all residents, and we understand that achieving this goal requires collaboration and support from dedicated individuals like you. Whether you're a student aspiring to a career in law enforcement, a retiree looking to give back, or someone passionate about community service, there's a place for you in our volunteer program.

We believe that community involvement is at the heart of effective law enforcement, and we're thrilled to invite you to explore our volunteer opportunities.


Ready to apply? Click here!


  1. We love to share our mission and duties in Larimer County with the community. Twice a year we host a Citizen's Academy (Spring and Fall sessions); these academies are 12 weeks long and meet once a week from 6pm-9pm. Classes are not held during Spring Break or Thanksgiving week. During these classes, participants will learn about the multitude of responsibilities within the Sheriff's Office - patrol operations, investigations, crime lab, Dispatch, emergency management, and other units and divisions. These classes are presented by someone within each unit. Field Day is typically held on a weekend day, and participants will engage in live scenarios (responding to calls with simulated ammunition, building searches, making a simulated traffic stop, and processing a mock crime scene). 

    In addition, participants will receive a tour of the Jail, a look at the Emergency Communications Center, a K9 demonstration, an opportunity to ride along with a deputy, and a weekend field day. 

    Spots are limited and classes fill up quickly. The fee to participate is $30, which covers the cost of a student t-shirt, materials, and lunch provided for Field Day. Click here to apply for the Fall 2023 Citizen's Academy!



    • Applicants must be a resident or business owner in Larimer County, at least 18 years old, have no felony convictions, and no misdemeanor convictions within the last three years.
    • The Sheriff or his designee may reject any applicant due to criminal history, law enforcement or jail contacts, and/or indications an applicant may be disruptive to the class. 
    • A copy of your driver's license and $30 dollars (check or cash only) must be submitted, via mail or in person, at the same time you apply. Make checks out to Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
    • After completing the online application and providing a copy of your driver’s license and $30 payment, a criminal records check will be completed by LCSO staff. You will then be contacted and informed of your enrollment status in the academy. 
    • If you are not accepted, your $30 payment will be refunded.


  2. To request a ride-along with a deputy, please complete the Request a Ride-Along form and someone will contact you for further information. 

    If you are interested in a Jail walk along or a Dispatch sit along, contact our Recruitment Team at or (970) 498-7950.


  3. We are happy to have someone speak to your group on a  wide variety of subjects.

    To request a speaker or a presentation for an event, please call the administration line at (970) 498-5108. You may also submit an online request.

    Sheriff Feyen is always happy to speak to citizen groups about current law enforcement issues. Our volunteer Crime Prevention Unit can provide your group with helpful information, and our K9 Unit provides an exciting demonstration. Tours of the facilities are also available.

    We also have many staff members who are subject matter experts in a variety of topics which may be of interest to you.  

    We will do our best to accommodate your needs; however, staffing issues may not always allow us to fill your request.


  4. That's great! We love helping youth in the community learn more about law enforcement. 

    The LCSO Cadet Program is designed for youths between the ages of 15  and 20 years old.  The program gives youth the opportunity to learn more about careers in law enforcement.  The program has been in existence approximately 20 years, and they are active with LEEPAAC (Law Enforcement Explorer Post Advisors Association of Colorado). Cadets volunteer approximately 4,000 hours per year at various events.

    Besides learning about law enforcement, the LCSO Cadet Program also has an emphasis on the following skills: leadership, networking, communication, and team building.  Currently the program is limited to 20 members, and they recruit and train new cadets in the fall.  All cadets are issued a Class A uniform with felt campaign hat, a Class B uniform, and a training polo. 


    • Be 15 to 20 years old
    • Have no serious arrests or convictions
    • Have and maintain good moral character
    • Pass an oral interview
    • Pass an integrity interview
    • Pass a written exercise
    • Pass a background investigation
    • Demonstrate a willingness to serve and participate in program activities throughout the year

    Interested? Fill out this form to apply.


  5. After a LCSO K9 retires, their handler can adopt the K9 to live the rest of their days in luxury. The Larimer Retired K9 Foundation is a nonprofit that helps support K9's in their retirement. Donations to the Larimer Retired K9 Foundation are used to pay for medical and care expenses for each LCSO retired K9. The mission is to ensure the devoted partnership between handler and retired K9 continues through the rest of the K9 deputy’s life.

  6. Yes. In order to be apply for a volunteer position, there are a few qualifications you must possess:

    • No felony convictions
    • No recent illicit drug use
    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
    • Must be at least 18 years of ago (21 years of age for Reserve Deputy, Sheriff's Posse, Crime Prevention Unit, and Victim Response Team)
  7. For all volunteer positions, applicants are required to successfully complete:

    • Integrity interview
    • Oral board interview
    • Background investigation

    Some positions may also require:

    • Written exam (horse skills for Posse applicants)
    • Physical fitness test
    • Polygraph examination
    • Medical exam
    • Psychological evaluation
    • Drug test