The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy Program is a professionally trained, all volunteer unit, intended to provide supplemental staffing and support to the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office. Auxiliary Deputies are uniformed deputies that are an important part of our organization and have proven to be a valuable asset to our agency and the citizens of Kendall County. These volunteers help to increase departmental responsiveness, delivery of services and information, and provide new program opportunities. Auxiliary deputies assist the Sheriff’s Office with traffic control, community events, public relations, parade escorts, and numerous other support functions.
Embedded in the Auxiliary Unit is the Auxiliary Mounted Patrol Unit. The unit is comprised of deputies and their horses that can be used to patrol parks and neighborhoods. Mounted deputies may be seen at large spectator events throughout the county. They work closely with the Kendall County Emergency Management Agency and are particularly effective in conducting missing person searches, especially in wooded terrain that cannot be accessed by vehicles. The unit functions as a result of tremendous community support and generosity, with volunteers providing the horses, stable maintenance, and horse care.