Pima County Sheriff 's Department Auxiliary Volunteers
In 1978 the Pima County Sheriff 's Department introduced the Citizen Bear to Green Valley. The Citizen Bear was comprised of Green Valley volunteers who facilitated the use of Citizen Band radios for communication. At this time, the role of the Citizen Bear in the community was limited to search operations and home visits. Although volunteerism was in its infancy at this time, the Pima County Sheriff 's Department was a national leader. With thatin mind, it was no surprise that Sheriff Dupnik decided to expand volunteerism even further.
Sheriff Dupnik tasked a group of individuals to develop a larger, more comprehensive group of volunteers. The focus was to develop a program which would model the Green Valley Citizen Bear group while serving all of unincorporated Pima County. The initial progression was slow; however, the department soon learned that the talent of the volunteers vastly exceeded their expectations. The Citizen Bear program evolved into a new concept of volunteerism. This evolution also prompted a change in the name. Our volunteers were now known as the Pima County Sheriff's Department Auxiliary Volunteers, Incorporated. Read more about our history on our webpage www.gvsav.org.
Serving PIMA County and the Green Valley area since 1982
George Grove/Billee Hoornbeek
Joe Gunson/Ginnie Scott
SAV Patrol Staff
SAV Front Desk