The Sutter County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse is accepting new members. The Posse provides assistance in search and rescue operations where searching on foot or vehicle is impractical, or impossible. They also assist in the community at many functions such as patrolling local rodeos, parades, and providing eyes and ears for the Sheriff’s Department during the summer months in the County Parks and bike trails. They assist in searches within the county as requested by the Sheriff. Training concerning the various duties they may be assigned will be provided by the Sheriff’s Department. Members are not Law Enforcement personnel and do not enforce laws.
The Posse members are a volunteer group that utilizes their horses to assist the Sheriff’s Department. The Posse has male and female members and is always interested in recruiting new members that are willing to be pro-active within the group.
The Posse has a well-kept rodeo arena that is utilized by the junior organization and other horse groups during the year. They always help the 4-H group focusing on at-risk teens and the Yuba-Sutter junior Livestock Auction, Future Farms of America, and at times sponsor local children that are involved in the Junior Rodeo Circuit.
You will be required to have available at all times, a horse trailer and a well mannered and orderly horse; said animal shall not be less than fourteen (14) hands, two (2) inches in height and shall be used at all functions of the Posse where required.
If you meet theses qualifications and are interested please contact Posse coordinator Gary Odom at (530) 743-2298 or Lieutenant Porter, or Captain Samson at (530) 822-7307 for more informationView PDF version of this press releaseBack to 2003 Press Release Archive