The reserves are non-compensated volunteer deputies. They assist the Sheriff's Office in many ways - including supervising Saturday work crews, transportation of prisoners, assistance in court, emergency search and rescue, traffic control, crowd control on large events such as parades, and numerous other functions. To be a member of our reserve unit requires extensive training including classroom, practical exercises, training with firearms, taser, pepper spray gas, and self defense. After completing the prescribed training, a reserve officer rides with a full time deputy and must complete prescribed goals before he/she is released to work alone. The requirements for a reserve officer is the same as a full time deputy, including education, background check, mental and physical evaluations.