MONETA,Va. -

Some people in Franklin County are finding out what it's like to work for the sheriff's office. A group of volunteers just graduated from the COPS program.

Training classes for Citizens on Patrol prepares qualified citizen to respond to non-law enforcement matters. The group helps to assist with things like car break downs and traffic control.

“It's the thing to do. I'm retired. I have time on my hands. It's a need. It's more than what a deputy can due on any one day,” said volunteer Roger Hilfer.

Anytime you can step out and honor your community and the citizens, you're not only helping law enforcement you're helping the people that you live with,” said volunteer Alicia Jones.

Before being involved in the COPS program, volunteers attended an 11-week citizen's academy. If you want to get involved contact the sheriff office.