What are the reserves?

The reserve organization provides supplemental personnel for routine law enforcement activities, broadens the capabilities of the Sheriff`s Office to handle unusual events and emergencies, enhances public service and garners citizen support and understanding of the Sheriff`s Office function through citizen involvement. The Sheriff`s Office reserve unit increases citizen involvement in law enforcement by their participation in Sheriff`s Office activities.

What is required to become a reserve?

To become a reserve, you must submit an application. The minimum qualifications to become a reserve are the same as a full-time sworn deputy. The hiring process involves a screening interview with the Reserves Program Coordinator, an Oral Board interview, an aptitude test paid for by the Sheriff’s Office (using the National Testing Network – FrontLine National exam), successfully passing the ORPAT with a time under 5:30, and other requirements.

What do the reserves do?

Reserves are required to complete a reserve academy and field training in a timely fashion. Reserves are further expected to attend monthly reserve meetings, participate in decision making, and fulfill the monthly obligation of 20 hours of volunteer time a month. Reserves can complete this requirement by attending meetings and training, and doing patrol work or special events work.

For more information, contact Sergeant Greg Klein at 541-967-3950 or send him an email Gklein@linnsheriff.org.