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Becoming a Posse member is a two-step process as required by the by-laws. First, the applicant submits a membership application.  Next, the applicant must pay the $100 membership fee/first year's dues if payment has not already been made, (fees may be paid online as well).  Next, after the payment has been received, the item will be added to the agenda for the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors.  The Board will vote to approve or reject membership at that time and the applicant will be notified of the decision.  If rejected, the applicant's fee will be returned. Please note that the Board usually meets quarterly, so depending on the time the application is submitted, several months can pass before the application is considered.
It is important to note that applicants must have the endorsement of two current Posse members in good standing.  Regrettably, applications without these endorsements will be rejected.
If an applicant is approved, a swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled as soon as possible.  At the ceremony the new member is sworn in by Sheriff Livingston, membership cards and Posse lapel pins are issued, photos are taken and a short reception is held.  Generally 15-20 new members, their guests and their sponsors attend this ceremony.  Typically Posse Board Members attend as well as several members of the Sheriff’s Office Executive Staff.  The ceremony and reception lasts about 30-45 minutes and is often held at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant in Walnut Creek.
Ready to get started?  Complete and return the application below.  You may email it to us ( or mail to: The Sheriff's Posse, P.O. Box 1088, Danville, CA 94526.  
Thank you for your interest in the Sheriff's Posse of Contra Costa County.
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