marked the return of a Sheriff’s
Department 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
The Yolo County Sheriff's
Department 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 Department’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.