Reserve deputy program lets you serve and protect in your free time
Learn more at our open house January 24 and in our video
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is holding its first Reserve Deputy
Academy to train residents who have the time, talent and desire to wear a badge and help protect and serve. The volunteers will allow the sheriff’s office to provide better—and more expanded service—across the county.
“We’re looking for individuals who actively want to give back to their community,” Sheriff Tony Spurlock says. “This isn’t just about driving a patrol car. This is for people who really care about their community and can volunteer time to serve side-by-side with us. We are incredibly thankful to our current reserves who help us protect Douglas County.”
The reserves work in every area of the sheriff’s office, including on patrol, with Investigations and in the jail. Residents who graduate from the new academy will be Colorado P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certified as reserve deputies. Reserves are actual law enforcement officers. They are required to maintain the same standards, receive the same training and follow the same rules and laws as full time, paid law enforcement.
The DCSO would like to increase its number of reserve deputies from 6 to 20. Most of the reserves have full-time paid jobs and are business owners, financial consultants, security officials and other professionals.
“When I became a reserve, I realized it was my calling. I love the department, the people who work here and the overall atmosphere,” Felix Claudio, DCSO Reserve Deputy and business owner said. “Helping people and seeing the smiles on their faces after you’ve lent a hand feels really good.”
Also, attend our open house on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility at 6001 Ron King Trail, Littleton, CO 80125.
Please RSVP for the open house to Lauren Lekander at LLekande@DCSheriff.net and 303.660.7511. During the open house, you’ll be able to learn more about requirements and training.
If you have questions about the Reserve Deputy program, please contact Sergeant Max Young at MYoung@DCSheriff.net and 303.663.7704.
DCSO Reserve Deputy Academy
*300 hours of training for firearms, arrest control tactics,
driving police vehicles, Colorado laws and more
*Begins in May 2015
*Two days a week and every other Saturday
*Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
*Classes Saturdays held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Be able to donate a minimum of 150 hours a year
*Pass background, psychological and polygraph exams
*Complete pre-employment written testing