Community Builder Award

Creating Community

Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol and the McKinleyville Community Services District Board at the January 3, 2018 Board of Directors' Meeting

The “Community Builder Award” is an award the District presents to local individuals, businesses, and organizations for their volunteer service, sponsorship, promotion of programs and events, outstanding service in the interest of the District, and for other contributions significant to McKinleyville’s quality of life.

District staff has identified Sheriff’s Citizens on Patrol (SCOP) as a worthy organization to receive the award. SCOP is a volunteer program assisting the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement efforts and has served the McKinleyville community since 1996. Currently SCOP is operating with 6 active patrol volunteers and 2 semi-retired.

The volunteers of SCOP patrol McKinleyville neighborhoods to be a law enforcement presence and to report suspicious activities. SCOP volunteers may also patrol identified problem areas, conduct traffic control at incidents, perform vacation checks and at their discretion, assist during other activities. Some of the other activities SCOP participates in include the Pony Express Days parade, the McKinleyville High School Homecoming parade, traffic control for middle school dances and the Easter Egg hunt, as well as, Halloween Trick or Treating.  

McKinleyville Community Services District was pleased to recognize SCOP with the Community Builder award during the January 2018 Board of Directors meeting for their selfless service and dedication to protecting the McKinleyville community. McKinleyville, as an unincorporated area of Humboldt County with a fast growing population, greatly benefits from the volunteer efforts of the men and women of SCOP.

For additional information about SCOP or to become a volunteer, please visit or call (707) 268-2536.

Previous Recipients:

January 2017 - Aaron Ostrom

January 2016 - Humboldt County 5th District Supervisor, Ryan Sundberg

December 2014 - Humboldt Area Foundation

March 2013 - Humboldt Regional Occupational Program

February 2013 - Norman Shopay

January 2013 - Northern Humboldt Employment Services

July 2011 - McKinleyville Land Trust

May 2011 - McKinleyville Press

November 2010 - John Kulstad

October 2010 - Friends of the McKinleyville Library

September 2010 - Humboldt County CalWORKS Welfare-to-Work Department

August 2010 - Kiwanis Club of McKinleyville

July 2010 - Coast Central Credit Union