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County of Madera


Citizens on Patrol (COPs)

COPs - Citizens on Patrol

Citizens on Patrol (COPs) has been in operation since Sheriff John Anderson first took Office. The basic tenant of volunteers who join the community service program is to provide deputies as well as Madera County residents and business owners a much needed and highly effective second set of eyes and ears.

COPs play a vital role in traffic control, Search & Rescue missions and disasters. While their role is to assist law enforcement, many have been trained to work the front lines as first responders. The job requires extensive training and certification – all which is funded by the volunteers themselves.

House Checks

Among the countless duties volunteers with Citizens on Patrol perform, they also conduct house checks. The Madera County Sheriff’s Department believes this community service offers homeowners a peace of mind in that they can find comfort knowing an added set of eyes and ears to check on their home when they’re away. Vacation House Check forms must be filled out and turned in to the Sheriff’s Department at least 7 days prior to the homeowner’s scheduled departure date. Forms are available at the Sheriff’s main office on Road 28 (Valley floor). To find out more, please contact Community Service Officer Joann Evans: 559-675-7770.

County Mission/Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Madera County's Mission is to serve the public interest in a fiscally responsible manner by providing efficient, cost effective customer service, promoting public health and safety while creating new possibilities with partnerships through a diversified economy.

Vision Statement

Madera County is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, with integrity, and is committed to the highest quality of life for all.

Upcoming Events

Dec 24th, 12:00am -12:00am
Dec 25th, 12:00am -12:00am
Dec 26th, 8:00am -5:00pm
: Holiday
Jan 1st, 8:00am -5:00pm
Jan 15th, 8:00am -5:00pm



biteThe Madera County Sheriff's Department also supports McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog, to foster awareness among children. McGruff is often the featured guest at schools and local public events to stress safety facts. He is always escorted by one of our Community Service Officers. The CSO staff is a critical component of the Madera County Sheriff's Department. They regularly visit neighborhood schools and day care centers teaching all aspects of important tips when it comes to the safety and welfare of Madera County's youth.

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311