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        Reserve Class 2010


The Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking applicants for Reserve Deputy Sheriff positions. Reserve Deputies act in a support capacity to supplement the full time deputies and staff in many ways. These include working in the field with full time deputies, assisting at the detention center, court bailiff and court security duties, transporting and extraditing prisoners from other jurisdictions, community service work program, doing sex offender community notifications, and many other duties.

Reserve Deputies are unpaid volunteers who devote a portion of their time to serving the community by volunteering their services in the law enforcement field. They must meet all of the minimum Arkansas standards for law enforcement officers. A complete list of these minimum requirements is available from the Sheriff’s Administration Offices. These include, but are not limited to, being free from any felony conviction, being a resident of Arkansas and a citizen of the United States, passing a physical examination, psychological evaluation, and a through and comprehensive background check.

Training class for the Reserve Deputy program will begin on October 3, 2011. Students will attend classes Monday through Thursday evenings, from approximately 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, with an occasional Saturday morning required for firearms training at the range. The training will consist of no less than 100 hours, and it will take place over a period of several weeks. The Sheriff’s Office furnishes uniforms, badges, and some additional items. Reserve Deputies are required to furnish their own firearm of an approved type, leather gear, handcuffs, and other items at their own expense. Minimum monthly participation levels are required from those students who graduate from the training and become appointed as Reserve Deputies.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 16th at 4:30 PM at the Sheriff’s Administration Offices. Applications will then be reviewed by a management committee and those selected for personal interviews will be contacted.

John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff