The Ambassadors Program grants passionate citizens residing in Rockdale County the opportunity to serve their community. RCSO AP has a volunteer foundation, however, allows citizens to operate in the capacity of the face of the agency. There are three pillars of the Ambassadors Program:
I. Pillar ONE- Citizens Academy: This pillar is designed for dedicated civilians who see the benefits of understanding the day-to-day operations of the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office. The Citizen Academy includes ride-along(s), firearm safety, division tours, self-defense tactics training, etc.
II. Pillar TWO- Volunteers in Patrol: This pillar is designed to reduce crime by having citizens within the Ambassadors Program patrol their own neighborhoods and report any suspicious or criminal activity by calling 911.
III. Pillar THREE- Community Support: This pillar is designed to allow volunteers of the Ambassadors Program to assist the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office in answering non-confrontational/non-life-threatening calls for services. Calls for service include but are not limited to Assisted motorist (vehicle lockouts and traffic hazards), Animal complaints, Trees down, Electrical wire(s), Stray animals, Dead animals, Work traffic, Abandon auto, Illegal dumbing reports, Flooding, etc.
The Ambassador Program is designed to create an environment where all persons involved (community, volunteers, and Deputies) are comfortable building a positive encounter between citizens and law enforcement. In addition, the program will allow volunteers to have a true understanding of some of the functions a Deputy Sheriff is required to handle.
Ambassadors interested in Pillars TWO and THREE are required to complete Pillar ONE.
The REQUIREMENTS to be considered an Ambassador with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office are:
- At least 18 years of age
- Must be a Rockdale County resident
- Complete a successful background check
- Possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License
- No moving violations in the last TWO years
- No prior felony convictions
- No misdemeanor convictions in the last FIVE years
- No DUI convictions in the last TEN years
- Successfully complete all required training
If you are interested in joining the Ambassador Program, you must fill out an application and waiver form. Applications and waiver forms are available at the Rockdale County Headquarters, 911 Chambers Drive Conyers, GA 30012.
For more information on the RCSO Ambassador Program call 770.278.8105.