Sheriff’s Reserve seeks applicants

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking citizens to volunteer as reserve deputy sheriffs. The Sheriff’s Reserve is accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The program is made up of concerned citizens who work without compensation to promote public safety in county parks and on rivers, lakes and trails. Reserve deputy sheriffs are also called on to assist in controlling access and protecting assets at the scene of natural disasters, preserving crime scenes and searching for lost persons.

Applicants must by 18 years old, have earned a high school diploma or equivalent, have a valid driver’s license and pass a criminal history and background check. Applicants must not be limited by physical or medical conditions, and will have to give an oral interview.

Once selected, applicants will have to satisfactorily complete the Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Academy that begins in January. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 15.

To apply, see www.wcsheriff.net or contact deputy Dan Harjes at (651) 430-7821 or dan.harjes@co.washington.mn.us.

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