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The Camano Island Sheriff's citizen patrol is looking for a few good men and women! The Sheriff's Citizen Patrol have been patrolling Camano Island and assisting deputies for more than 20 years.  

These volunteers are not law enforcement officers but assist the Island County Sheriff's Office by conducting vacation house checks, processing concealed weapons permits, and delivering interoffice materials between Camano and Whidbey Islands. 

THE S.C.P. volunteers are NOT law enforcement officers or deputies.

Island County Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol’s services for the public:


 1.  Vacation house and after-hours business checks, (you can request a vacation house check here), 

 2.  Finger printing twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays between 10:00 AM to 3 PM, by appointment.

3.  Placement of the “radar trailer” to help as a reminder for those speeding.  Any residential area may request the radar trailer to be placed in their community.

Other duties performed by the Citizen Patrol are:

1. Notifying a community when a “sex offender” has moved into their neighborhood, as per instructions from the Sheriff’s Office.

2. The delivery of “mail” 3 times a week to county offices at Coupeville and return with like items to Camano county offices.  The term mail includes items of official or sensitive nature.  If not for the volunteer Citizen Patrol, a county employee would be required to take time for these details. 

            3.  The S.C.P. volunteers will assist the I.C.S.O. when requested.

Candidates must pass a background check and undergo a training program prior to being placed in a volunteer position.  If you are interested in volunteering for this program send us an email at