Washington County seeks reserve deputy sheriffs

Volunteers hold variety of roles


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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting applicants for the volunteer position of reserve deputy sheriff. The Sheriff’s Reserve is comprised of concerned citizens who work alongside licensed deputies to promote safety on Washington County rivers, lakes and trails, and in the county parks. They are also called upon to assist in controlling access to and protecting assets at the scenes of natural disasters, preserving crime scenes, helping search for lost persons, and are involved in community outreach events and special assignments.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have a valid drivers license, and successfully pass a criminal history and background check. Applicants must not have any physical or medical conditions that would limit their abilities to perform their assigned duties. All applicants will undergo an oral interview process in November.

Applicants must satisfactorily complete the Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Academy that will begin in January at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center in Stillwater. It runs one evening a week from January through April.

Applications close on Oct. 31. Information and an application can be obtained at www.wcsheriff.net, or contact Sergeant Tim Harris at [email protected] or 651-430-6389.