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Larimer County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy Program

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Jul 22, 2014

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Larimer County Sheriff's Office

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified, professional candidates who are highly motivated and are eager to serve the community in the challenges of law enforcement.

The Reserve Deputy Program is a volunteer unit of the Operation Services Division of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.  This program is designed to be in compliance with Colorado Revised Statute 16.2.5-110 which describes the requirements and authorization of Reserve Deputy Sheriff in the State of Colorado.
 
The Reserve Deputy Program is dedicated to protecting the lives and property of our community by providing professional law enforcement services in support of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
 
Reserve Deputies volunteer thousands of hours each year to the community assisting the Sheriff's Office by:
  • Participating in patrol assignments
  • Providing security and traffic control for special events
  • Emergency call outs
  • Assisting in agency internal training
  • Providing assistance to departments throughout the agency
 
Membership Requirements
Reserve applicants must meet the same requirements as regular full time Patrol Deputies. All Reserve candidates must attend and successfully complete the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Reserve Academy. Deputies must meet Colorado POST requirements for mandatory training and certifications annually.

Hiring Process
Applications are accepted throughout the year. The hiring process takes approximately four months. Individuals applying to volunteer with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office must successfully complete the following selection process: written test, physical fitness test, integrity interview, oral board interview, background investigation, polygraph, psychological test, and pre-employment medical.
 
Successful candidates will attend a Reserve Academy sponsored by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. The Reserve Academy is a 160-hour program that includes classroom instruction and basic skills training in firearms, arrest control techniques, and driving.  Classes are held in the evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. usually three times during the week and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
 
Applying for Patrol Reserve Deputy with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office
To submit an application for Patrol Reserve Deputy, go to the Larimer County Sheriff's website at the following address: http://larimer.org/sheriff/jobapp.cfm
 
For additional information, you may contact one of the following Reserve Deputies listed below:
 
Mike Culp, Reserve Deputy Lieutenant
culpma@co.larimer.co.us
(970) 566-0653
 
Steve Nichols, Reserve Deputy Sergeant
nicholsr@co.larimer.co.us
(970) 443-1651
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