Overview:   The Community Services Unit is an integral part of the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Their mission is to heighten security and safety awareness through education and community involvement.

Current Programs:   Currently operating programs in Community Services include:

  • 911 Cellular Telephone Program: cellular phones are issued to qualifying victims of domestic violence

  • Citizens On Patrol: (C.O.P.) Citizens On Patrol. Volunteers, serving, assisting patrol division and Marine Patrol Division

  • Explorer Post 60: a youth division of the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This program is sanctioned and chartered by Learning for Life.

  • Home and Business Security: teaching citizens how to safeguard their homes and business property.

  • Lockbox Program: Intended to provide Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) access to your residence in the event of an emergency where you are unable to open the door.

  • Neighborhood Watch: Neighborhood Crime Watch

  • SafetyNet: A commercial product designed to locate victim's of Alzheimer's Disease who wander

  • Safety: includes bike safety, boating safety, hurricane preparedness, personal safety for children and adults, and various other topics on safety

  • Senior Watch: a program where seniors, who live alone and do not have someone who checks on them, are contacted daily to ensure their well-being. Emergency assistance may be dispatched if necessary.

  • Sheriff's Citizen Academy: A 13-week program to build a better understanding between citizens and the law enforcement community through education.

  • Vial-of-Life: Designed for seniors and individuals with a medical condition to provide pertinent medical information to responding emergency personnel

  • Volunteer Program: Click here to find out more about our volunteer program.