UPDATED: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:57am
Waco, Texas — The McLennan County Sheriff's Office has taken to social media to announce plans to move forward with creating a "posse".
During Sheriff Parnell McNamara's election campaign, he called his supporters his "posse". Moving forward, he now would like to formally create a "posse", consisting of eligible McLennan County residents who can voluntarily assist the sheriff's office. Duties could include searching for missing children or adults, assisting law enforcement in the event of natural disasters, crowd or traffic control for community events like parades, fairs, or sporting events, and neighborhood watch.
Those who would be interested in becoming members of the "posse" would have to submit to a background check.
So far, the sheriff's office says feedback has been great. According to the sheriff's office Facebook page, the next step is to move forward in creating laws, rules and regulations, an application process, and getting everything passed through legal.