Sutter County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff's Mounted Posse
- The Sheriff’s Mounted Posse is currently accepting new members.
The Sheriff's Mounted Posse provides assistance in search and rescue operations where
searching on foot or vehicle is impractical, or in some cases impossible.
Posse members assist in the community for various functions such as:
- Patrolling local rodeos
- Parade participation
- Providing a presence for the Sheriff’s Office during the summer months in County Parks and bike trails
- Assist in searches as requested by the Sheriff
Although posse members are not law enforcement and do not enforce laws, they
do receive training provoided by the Sheriff's Office concerning the various
duties they may be assigned.
Membership is comprised of both male and female volunteers, and posse members utilize
their own horses to assist the Sheriff’s Office. A well kept arena is maintained
by posse members for training and events that is also utilized by various equine groups
during the year.
The posse focuses on 4-H groups with a priority given to aid at-risk teens. The posse
also participates in the Yuba-Sutter Junior Livestock Auction, Future Farmers of
America, and occasionally sponsors children that are involved in the Junior Rodeo
In case of a call-out, posse members are required to have ready access to a
horse trailer and a well mannered and orderly horse. The animal shall not be less
than fourteen (14) hands, two (2) inches in height and shall be used at all functions of
the posse when required.
View the posse photo gallery
How to Volunteer
If becoming a member of the Sheriff’s Posse is of interest to you, please contact
Posse Liaison Lieutenant Bruce Hutchinson at (530) 822-7307.
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