SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Sheriff Community Oriented Police Effort better known as SCOPE is made up of hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help local law enforcement with everything from traffic control to removing graffiti. SCOPE is one of the largest law enforcement volunteer organization's in the nation.

Forty-seven year old Todd Callihan says he was a truck driver for 10 years and joined SCOPE to make a difference.

"It's one of those things that it fulfills a greater need that the community has," said Calllihan.

Calllihan has volunteered for scope since 2010. He is one of 400 volunteers who make Spokane County Sheriff's deputies lives easier.
Even though his own life hasn't been so easy, since Callihan was born with arthrogryposis, a degenerative bone disease. He says he doesn't let anything hold him back.

"The part of being able to do something that is more for yourself or for your immediate friends. I don't need awards or accalaids and I enjoy just doing the right thing," said Callihan.

"He doesn't mention his disabilities. We treat him just like any other SCOPE volunteers because that is how he wants it," says Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. He says SCOPE volunteers do many t hings like help locate drowning victims, traffic and neighborhood control to even helping solve burglary cases.

"The Sheriff's Office could not be as successful as we are without our SCOPE volunteers.The people you see at fires and crimes scenes,  those are SCOPE volunteers. They block roads and that's a bit of what they do to. They also learn about processing fingerprints at crime scenes. They are our second set of eyes for the Sheriff's Office," says Sheriff Knezovich.

Callihan is hopeful that the more volunteers help law enforcement, the more crime in the Lilac City will drop.

"It's a community. We work together with them. They work with us. If everyone in the community did that then the crime rate would be much better, " he said.

Anyone can volunteer. Sign up here.