WCSO seeks volunteer reserve deputies

If you are a concerned citizen committed to public safety and want to be involved in your community, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office could use your help.

The WCSO is taking applications for the department’s volunteer reserve deputy program. Reserve deputies come from various backgrounds, from concerned citizens wanting to give back to their communities to enthusiastic retirees wanting to remain active and gain law enforcement experience.

Reserve deputies are volunteers who help promote safety in the county’s parks and on rivers, lakes and trails; help control access and protect assets at natural disaster scenes; preserve crime scenes; help search for lost persons, and staff special assignments.

Reserve deputy applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license and successfully pass criminal history and background checks. Applicants must not have any physical or medical conditions that limit their abilities to perform assigned duties. All applicants will undergo interviews.

Applicants must satisfactorily complete the WCSO Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Academy that beings in January.

Visit www.wcsheriff.net or contact Deputy Dan Harjes at [email protected] or 651-430-7821. Applications close Oct. 15.