Because Auxiliary volunteers may be armed, the Sheriff's Office requires a minimum level of tactical training. The Missouri CCW process builds the foundation by covering Missouri self-defense law, basic firearm safety, and a range practical, but is not by-itself sufficient.
The Communications Officer facilitates and coordinates Sheriff's Auxiliary communications, including working to develop communications plans and protocols, recommend and standardize technology, and coordinate communications training. The Comms Officer also participates in community processes to foster interoperable communications between the Sheriff's Office and other organizations/agencies.
[Version 0.1 Unapproved draft] The Intelligence and Security Chief is generally responsible for the security of the organization. Security exists when risk is managed to the most practical point that allows completion of organizational missions. All assets to include facilities, field sites, training areas, personnel, equipment, and information fall under the protection of the S2. The S2 must understand the scope of the organization's mission and the types of activities that organization will undertake to properly plan security.
As a "uniformed civil service," the Sheriff's Auxiliary uses a rank structure and courtesies based closely on common military organization. The advantages of a military structure are clear lines of authority and chain of command in emergency situations, but they may not be familiary to people without a military background.