Reserve Deputy Sheriffs are non-paid volunteers who supplement the Spokane County Sheriff's Office law enforcement manpower. Like Full-time Deputies, Reserve Deputies are professionally trained and duly sworn law enforcement personnel. In most cases, Reserves perform many of the same duties as Full-time Deputies. Reserve Deputies are required by law to meet the same hiring, background, medical and psychological standards as Full-time Deputies.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs supplement the regular operations of the Sheriff's Office by performing a wide range of duties including, but not limited to: Uniform Patrol, Bike Patrol, Marine Enforcement, and may assist the detective division with special assignments, work crime-scene security, traffic control and Gang Suppression.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs enjoy the challenge and excitement offered by law enforcement, as well as the satisfaction of providing a worthwhile community service.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs must first complete a 250+ hour Washington State mandated Reserve Academy at their own expense. Upon graduation each candidate will be assigned to a Field Training Officer for on-the-job training.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs work assignments on evenings and/or weekends as their regular jobs permit.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs have full peace officer powers while on duty, and if issued a Concealed Weapons Permit, may choose to carry a concealed weapon when off duty.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs volunteer a minimum of 32 hours every two months, and may apply for paid special event assignments once they obtain Level Three or Four status.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs serve at the will of the Sheriff, must obey all agency regulations, but do not fall under the purview of the Spokane Civil Service Commission.
If you’re interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy, please call 509-477-3556 for more information on upcoming testing.