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SMILING FACES will greet visitors to the El Dorado Hills sheriff's substation, now staffed by STARs. Left to right, Sheriff John D'Agostini, STAR Jim Singleton, STAR John Cook, STAR John Marchant, STAR Betty Engelhardt, STAR John Bronaugh, Sgt. Wishart, Sgt. Bryan Golmitz, STAR Wes Bean and Undersheriff Rich Williams. Village Life photo by Noel Stack
SMILING FACES will greet visitors to the El Dorado Hills sheriff's substation, now staffed by STARs. Left to right, Sheriff John D'Agostini, STAR Jim Singleton, STAR John Cook, STAR John Marchant, STAR Betty Engelhardt, STAR John Bronaugh, Sgt. Wishart, Sgt. Bryan Golmitz, STAR Wes Bean and Undersheriff Rich Williams. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

SMILING FACES will greet visitors to the El Dorado Hills sheriff's substation, now staffed by STARs. Left to right, Sheriff John D'Agostini, STAR Jim Singleton, STAR John Cook, STAR John Marchant, STAR Betty Engelhardt, STAR John Bronaugh, Capt. Wishart, Lt. Bryan Golmitz, STAR Wes Bean and Undersheriff Rich Williams. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees has taken over the El Dorado Hills sheriff’s substation to assist the public with crime reporting, offer crime prevention tips and answer questions.

“Deputies would use (the office) from time to time but it was never a point of contact for the community,” Sheriff John D’Agostini said of the substation that opened about a year ago in Town Center. “That’s what it should be. That’s what it will be.”

A STAR will be on duty from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office, located at 4354 Town Center Blvd., Suite 112, will be closed on weekends and major holidays.

D’Agostini said he’s grateful for these volunteers, who last year contributed 37,000 volunteer hours to the Sheriff’s Department, assisting in everything from deputy training to special events. Budget cuts have forced the Sheriff’s Department to shrink from more than 400 paid employees a few years ago to now less than 350, according to D’Agostini, who said he sees “no light at the end of the tunnel” when it comes to budget matters. The STARs pick up some of the work, like staffing the El Dorado Hills substation.

“If it wasn’t for the STARs we couldn’t do it,” D’Agostini said.

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