Sheriff Prieto’s Posse
2002 marked the return of a Sheriff’s Office legacy: the Yolo County Sheriff’s Posse. The original Sheriff’s Posse, which was a component of the Reserve Program, disbanded in the early 1990’s. The current Posse was a vision of Sheriff Ed Prieto, which culminated from conversations with John Weber, a member of the community. Sheriff Prieto recognized the value of a mounted unit for use in a variety of assignments.
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office won first prize in the large horse division group at the 2003 Dixon May Fair. The posse performs in the Woodland Christmas parade each year and has accumulated many ribbons.
While the Posse is initially used for community service details, such as participation in parades and shows, they also assist the Office’s Search and Rescue unit in looking for lost or stranded persons in remote areas of the county and assist the deputies in patrolling events such as the county fair.
If you are interested in becoming a Posse member, or have other questions about the Posse, please contact Sergeant Kurt Zeiler at (530) 406-5151.