El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Hosting Reserve Unit Open House

November 13, 2018

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking motivated candidates to join our highly dedicated all-volunteer Reserve Deputy Unit. We will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Office of the Sheriff, 27 E. Vermijo Avenue. 

Being a Reserve Deputy is among the most rewarding volunteer opportunities available in the law enforcement or public service fields.  The Reserve Section is composed of highly trained, community-minded volunteers trained by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Law Enforcement and Detention Operations. 

The Reserves must meet the same criteria for appointment as full-time deputies and must complete the same level of testing and training.  Applicants must complete a written test, an oral board, a thorough background investigation and CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analysis). Additionally, Reserve applicants must pass a physical exam and a mental evaluation. 

Following appointment and successful completion of the Basic Reserve Law Enforcement Academy, as required by the Colorado Police Officer Standards and Training Board (POST), the new members will be sworn in and placed in the Reserve Certification Program, an “on-the-job” field training program modified to accommodate personal work schedules.

For more information about the Reserve Unit, please visit: https://bit.ly/2oY52xC 

The proposed Academy is slated to begin late Spring 2019.  Applications are now being accepted and MUST be filled out and submitted online by Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 5:00 PM: https://bit.ly/2qLQKTO

This event is open to all members of the community who have an interest in becoming a Reserve Deputy.  Members of the media are welcome to attend.  Guests will have the opportunity to view a presentation on the Reserve Unit, get answers to any questions, and speak with several members about their experiences as Reserve Deputies.

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