The organization of a “volunteer effort” to aid the Sheriff of a county in America became formally known as a “posse,” dates back to the early 1600’s. The name “posse” is derived from the familiar Latin term “posse comitatus” which translates to a “volunteer effort of the county.”
Though much has changed over the 300+ years since the formation of the first American posse, the origin of volunteerism to benefit the citizens of the county still remains the cornerstone of even today’s dedicated posse members.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse Unit is a non-profit group of volunteers who dedicate their time to their communities. The posse members are comprised of volunteers who use their personal horses for Sheriff's Office duties such as patrol of shopping center and commercial districts, search and rescue, public relations, parade details, training sessions and various community events.