ERC( Emergency Response Communication)

A group of volunteers trained to use various means of radio communication (Amateur,GMRS, FRS, and S.C.O.P.E. owned repeater) for neighborhoods during wiedspread power outages and disasters. 


Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in numerous trainings at no charge

Traffic Control (Flagging)

Training on how to set up traffic controls for incidents and special events

Sheriff's Office

Volunteers take on special projects as requested by the Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff's Office

Volunteers take on special projects as requested by the Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff's Front Desk

Volunteers answer phones, take reports, handle complaints and respond to public inquiries at the Public Safety Building located in downtown Spokane

School Patrol

Helping local schools keep children safe as they arrive at and/or leave school property

Community Sex Offender Notification

Notifying the community of sex offenders that have relocated to the area. Specific protocol is required

Graffiti Program

Volunteers document graffiti and provide information to property owners about     removal options

Crime Stoppers

A community-based program offering rewards to citizens. Citizens are encouraged   to provide valuable tips to law enforcement while remaining anonymous

Community Services

Assisting communities by providing information, resources and services for special events like Spokane Interstate Fair, community parades, Valley Fest and more

Centennial Trail Patrol

Collaborating with our local Park’s Department to patrol trails/trail heads

Mounted Patrol

Trained volunteers on horses/mules patrol trails on public lands in Spokane County. They also patrol private properties on request and actively assist with community events in rural areas


Information on pawned merchandise is recorded into a database and then reviewed with the hopes of locating stolen property

Radar Watch

radar reader boards and/or trailer are used to monitor the speed of vehicles in community areas. Used as a tool to reduce speeding in neighborhoods and school zones

Valley Mall Crime Prevention Office

volunteers answer phones and respond to inquiries. They also participate in office/mall events. This is similar to Sheriff’s Front Desk, but they do not take reports

Victim Call Backs

volunteers follow-up by telephone with victims of crimes

Business Relations & Checks

building relationships with local businesses. Acquiring emergency contact information, sharing SCOPE and Neighborhood Watch Newsletters and discussing neighborhood and business concerns

C.O.P. (Citizens on Patrol)

Trained volunteers patrol their communities in S.C.O.P.E. vehicles as observers for the community, and law enforcement. Volunteers have received education in observational awareness, documentation and safety. Citizens On Patrol members are on the lookout for suspicious activities and community safety issues in our local neighborhoods and business’s. Information is then passed onto investigators for further review and/or action.

When citizens and law enforcement work together as a cohesive unit it fosters safer communities.

S.I.R.T. (SCOPE Incident Response Team)

Volunteers which have received special training and certifications aid the Spokane County Sheriff’s office and other local agencies with traffic safety during emergency situations and special events. This program gives unique opportunities for members to foster good relations within our local communities and the public as a whole. Ongoing training required.

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs in history. While the modern day concept of program rose to prominence in the late 1960s in response to an increasing burglary rate, the roots of Neighborhood Watch can actually be traced all the way back to the days of Colonial settlements, when night watchmen patrolled the streets.

Operation Family I.D.

Operation Family ID is a community service of Spokane County and the City of Spokane. Our mission is to have all children or any person who has the potential to wander off or become missing have identification.

Latent Finger Prints

When a victim calls into Crime Check at 509-456-2233 to report their vehicle has been broken into, Crime Check will take a report over the phone and ask the victim if they would like to have S.C.O.P.E. volunteers come out and check for prints which may have been left behind by the perpetrator. If the victim accepts the offer, the Sheriff’s Office sends the information out to our Latent Print Team base of operations at S.C.O.P.E. Main.

Disabled Parking Enforcement

S.C.O.P.E. volunteers are commissioned for the Disabled Parking Enforcement team by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office to educate the public and/or issue citations for vehicles illegally parked in parking spaces designated for disabled persons.

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety Training, Helmet Distribution and Bicycle Rodeos. SCOPE volunteers work in the community to teach children bicycle safety, distribute and fit helmets, encourage children to wear them always for safety when on bicycles and offer 'bicycle rodeos' - a fun way for kids in groups to practice their bicycle skills.