​ Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse


Providing support for the Sheriff’s Office may require assistance with a search and rescue operation, animal evacuation during a disaster, or traffic control.

The Posse participates in many community activities. The Posse represents the Sheriff’s Office in local parades that include the Nevada Day Parade in Carson City, Carson Valley Days, 4th of July in Bridgeport, California and the Johnson Lane Parade in Minden. The Posse has acquired many awards as a result of its parade participation, in addition to providing positive public relations for the Sheriff’s Department. One of the Posse’s most rewarding events is attending the Muscular Dystrophy’s annual Summer Camp for Kids at Lake Tahoe. The children really enjoy seeing the horses and feeding them carrots.

                                                                   When not on horseback, the Posse contributes time to numerous community events. A few include: helping at the Carson Valley Food Closet collecting and distributing food to the community, assisting during Halloween at Trick or Treat Safety Street, and working for Project Santa Claus sorting and transporting gifts for local children. 

The Posse is very proud of its scholarship program. The program is open to all to Douglas County students who are of good academic standing and who plan to attend an accredited college to pursue a career in agriculture, animal science or criminal justice. To date over $20,500 has been awarded. 

In order to support the scholarship program, make contributions to the community, and provide training and equipment needs, the Posse must also raise funds. Currently this is done through activities such as providing security and parking cars at the Candy Dance Craft Faire in Genoa, assisting the Corley Ranch with special events and the Posse’s annual Tack Sale in the spring. 

The Posse also supports our military.  Our SPAM (Sheriff's Posse Adopts Military) coordinator sends care packages to Douglas County military residents who are deployed. In the summer we host a huge garage sale to support our efforts of sending a little bit of home to every deployed Douglas County soldier. If you know of any soldiers from Douglas County who have been deployed, would like to make a donation to support our military men and women, or would like more information about SPAM, please contact Stacy Harrell at stacy159729@yahoo.com or 775-781-4589

Posse in the Community