|Sheriff’s substation needs volunteers|
|Written by Don Iler, Pilot staff writer|
|January 15, 2014 10:15 am|
The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a few good volunteers for its Harbor Substation.
Volunteers are needed to help provide support services for the office in order to keep it operational. The substation helps bring sheriff services to the Brookings-Harbor area so that people aren’t forced to drive to Gold Beach to pick up or drop off forms for things such as concealed weapons permits.
Volunteers serve 3.5 hours a week and training is provided. The shifts are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Lisa Combs, who oversees the volunteer group for the Sheriff’s Office, said the volunteers greet the public, process paperwork and fingerprints and assist people with finding paperwork.
Without the volunteers, Combs says the Harbor Substation would have a harder time staying open and people would need to travel to Gold Beach instead of handling matters in Harbor, Combs said.
“Unfortunately we are getting down to fewer and fewer volunteers,” Combs said. “It’s harder to keep it open.”
The Harbor Substation moved to the Port of Brookings Harbor in September after it had been located at the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center. Volunteers have assisted at the Substation since at least 2006 according to Combs. Besides assisting people with paperwork, the substation also gives parole officers a place to meet parolees without having to travel to Gold Beach.