The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is the supporting agency and sponsor of the local Citizen Corps Program. The goal of the Citizen Corps Program is to enhance and improve the
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office emergency response and preparedness efforts by developing a pool of trained volunteers. Our volunteers support community safety, disaster preparedness, and emergency response efforts of first responders and, as a group, they are a force multiplier supporting the Sheriff’s Office.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), represents the largest and most broadly-trained of the volunteer CCP groups. CERT helps prepare people to respond to emergencies in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.