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The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Reserve Program has been an invaluable part of the Sheriff’s Office for many years. These volunteers are dedicated, trained citizens, that support and assists Sheriff's Deputies in several ways -- including but not limited to:
Reserve Levels and Duties
Level 1: Reserve Deputies who have completed all necessary training, have been recommended by their field training officer and the reserve coordinator for solo patrol status and approved by the Sheriff.
Level 2: Reserve Deputies who have completed the training requirements of level 3. Reserves at this level may operate Sheriff’s Office vehicles, work security at special events and work alone with a level one or two reserve.
Level 3: Reserve Deputies who have completed training requirements of level 4. Reserves at this level begin practicing the training and experience gained during levels 4 and 5. These Reserves are still required to work with regular deputies.
Level 4: These are Reserve Recruits who have completed the training requirements of a level 5 recruit. Primary function is to continue training through observing regular deputies and other members of the Sheriff’s Office. Uniforms and Sheriff’s Office identification will be issued.
Level 5: These are Reserve Recruits and as so have no police powers or authority. Uniforms, if issued will not be worn. Sheriff’s Office identification will not be issued.Many Reserve Deputies go on to a full-time career in law enforcement. But even if you aren’t considering a career, the Reserve program at DCSO provides an incredible chance to serve your community by training for and engaging in law enforcement on a professional basis.For information on joining the Reserves, contact the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office at (541) 388-6655.