Reserve Commander Jim Koenen and Deputy Commander David Foster currently head up the Reserve Deputy program. Baxter County is very fortunate to have a group of 40 dedicated men and women in our Part Time II and Reserve Deputy program. Our Reserve Deputies are highly trained and receive no pay for their many hours of service. In 2012, Reserve Deputies donated and volunteered 11,905 hours of their time to the Sheriff's Office. The Baxter County Reserve Deputies assist the Sheriff's Office in many capacities. Those include:
- Prisoner transports and extraditions - Patrolling with or under the supervision of full time deputies - Serving as Bailiffs in the various courts - Providing security, crowd control, and similiar functions at many public events - Assisting with inmate management at the Detention Center - Managing the Saturday community service work program - Many other duties related to all aspects of Sheriff's Office responsibilities
It would be impossible for the Sheriff's Office to satisfactorily and efficiently perform all the duties and provide all the services it does without our Reserve Deputies. They are an extremely valuable part of the team.