The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office is bringing back its volunteer posse program.
Dozens of people filled the old fire college building Tuesday night to learn about how to become a member. The volunteer posse will help search for missing people using 4-wheelers and on horseback. Members will also conduct residential checks in neighborhoods, assist during disaster situations along with other duties.
Lt. Andy Norris with the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office said a program like this would have been used after the April 27, 2011 tornado. Norris adds the program will also help with community building.
"It's just a great force multipler for us. Its good for us. It's good for the community. And it gives them a way to give back to the community," Norris said.
The sheriff's office is looking for 40 to 50 members. To become a member of this posse, you have to be at least 18 years old, pass a background check and you can't be a felon. Click here to learn more and download an application: http://www.tcsoal.org/pr/f1391806122.pdf
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