The primary function of the Sheriff’s Employee Assistance Team (SEAT) is to provide assistance and support to our department members in any critical situation from the time they are hired through retirement. Employees, volunteers, retirees, and their families are assisted during major illnesses or accidents, living condition emergencies, and funeral arrangements.
Since its inception in 1993, SEAT has helped hundreds of families who have met with emergencies such as house fires, serious vehicle accidents, work related injuries, family illnesses and death. SEAT became a non-profit organization and granted federal and state tax exemption status on December 5, 2007.
SEAT’s Board of Directors is made up of 15 members of the Sheriff’s Department, both safety and general members. Included on the Board are two members of the Safety Employees’ Benefit Association. The Department’s Peer Support volunteer unit also falls under the umbrella of SEAT.
Although financial aid is not always a request or result of assisting our department members, it is extremely beneficial and vital to have funds available when the need arises.
Sheriff’s Employee Assistance Team / 501(c)(3) non-profit organization #26-1788007