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Sheriff's Citizens' Patrol

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In 2004, the first Citizens’ Academy in the history of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was offered to the community of Anderson Township. Graduates went on to form another first for the Sheriff’s Office….a Sheriff’s Citizens’ Patrol.

Subsequent academy classes in 2007, 2012 and 2016 have brought current membership to twenty. They remain the only active volunteer group within the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

The Citizens' Patrol group was founded for the purpose of increasing communication and understanding between the citizens of Anderson Township and law enforcement. By working together it is easier to indentify neighborhood and community problems and effect realistic solutions. It also allows citizens the opportunity to see law enforcement from a different point of view and develop a working relationship in an effort to reduce crime in the township.

The patrol group participates in events such as the Independence Day Parade, Greater Anderson Days, Anderson Township Park District events, and other activities throughout the township. The group also has its own patrol car and frequently conducts patrols in the neighborhood and business watch areas of the township.

Members conduct monthly meetings and engage in various training opportunities, in addition to having the opportunity to participate in a “ride-along” with enforcement officers assigned to District 5 (Anderson Township).

For more information, please send correspondence to

View the Sheriff's Citizens' Patrol Brochure