"We solemly swear that we will support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the State of Michigan and we will faithfully discharge the duties of Posse Members in and for the County of Mecosta, State of Michigan to the best of our ability, so help us God."

Our purpose:

To provide support when called upon by the Mecosta County Sheriff’s office.

That support can include, but is not limited to, the following,

  • Tornado disasters, floods, and ice storms
  • Drowning incidents (divers and crowd control)
  • Major traffic accidents where traffic control will be needed (dependent on the severity of the accident)
  • Missing persons
  • Assist in the safety of fairs, parades, beer tents, marathon races, school requests, festivals, and other community events.
  • Other duties as requested by the Sheriff or department command officers.


What are some requirements of being a member?

  • As a member, you must maintain an attendance record of 75% all planned events of the posse throughout the year.
  • You are not, at any time, to identify yourself as a peace officer or police officer.
  • Members may not be absent from 3 consecutive meetings or 4 throughout the year unless approved.
  • Members are responsible for maintaining a professional appearance and ensuring the safe use of their uniform and/or gear.
  • Uniforms should only be worn when specified by Sheriff, Captain or designated officer in command.
  • All posse members must abide by all Sheriff's department policies and procedures, schooling, training, dress codes and weapons training that  to the posse, that are covered in the by-laws.
  • Must submit to a chemical test upon demand of Sheriff, Under Sherrif, Posse Captain or Lieutenant.


Interested in become a member?

  • Are you at least 18 years of age?

  • Are you a citizen of the United States?

  • Do you have a clean criminal history?

  • Do you have a good driving record?

  • If you meet these minimum qualifications, we encourage you to apply to become a part of the team. To Apply, click here

Care to visit a meeting?

  • The regular posse business meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at the Mecosta County Sheriff Office.

  • If you would like to attend a meeting or would like some more information on joining the team, click here