Sheriff Bill Gore's Holiday Watch is underway to keep you safe during this busy shopping and traveling season. In Ramona, Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) members are patrolling shopping areas and trails on horseback. You may also see them patrolling parking lots during rodeos, fairs and high school football games. The horses give volunteers the vantage point to prevent someone who might break into your car. The Mounted Unit also spreads goodwill and cheer to the community with people wanting to pet the horses. The horses are well trained. They don't spook easily. If you would like to volunteer in the Sheriff's Mounted Unit, please call (760) 789-1716.