The Volunteer Reserve Unit is part of the crime prevention unit and is made up of individuals who are not compensated financially, but volunteer time to give supplemental assistance to the Sheriff’s operations and other requesting law enforcement agencies.
Reserve Deputies are trained to provide assistance during special events, crowd control, investigations and training scenarios. Reserve Deputies are trained to transport subjects detained for substance abuse, motorist assist, property checks, court security and recreational security.
Volunteer Reserve Deputies volunteer thousands of hours each year to support communities and aid in crime prevention as part of the Scott County Sheriff’s department. Each reserve officer is required to volunteer at least 100 hours per year. The Reserve Deputies in the Scott County Sheriff’s department donate about 7,000 hours per year on average.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit is always looking for new volunteers to join the unit. Candidates are brought in for an interview and if approved, begin a 10-week academy to gain training and skills. Interested people attend three meetings, fill out an application and take part in an interview. All approved applicants will have a background check and be fingerprinted. Then Reserve Deputies go through training at the Academy and go before a review board before being formally sworn in by the Sheriff.
All training uniforms and equipment are provided by the program. If you are interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy or learning more about the program, check out www.scottvolunteers.com.