Enforcement Reserve Deputy Program
History and Mission:
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy program has a long and proud history. Reserve Deputies have been serving our community for decades. During 2010 over 3500 hours of service were provided by Reserve Deputies.
Mission: To supplement the Sheriff’s Office staff as directed by the Sheriff.
Volunteering as a Reserve Deputy is unlike any other volunteer program. To be a Reserve Deputy requires commitment from the person and their family. Reserve Deputies are required to provide 24 hours of service per month as well as have to pay for some of the required equipment (i.e.: firearm, ect.) See FAQ for more information.
Application & Selection Information:View job description and apply onlineThe Marion County Sheriff’s Office accepts applications for Reserve Deputies throughout the year. Application deadline is in May for the training academy beginning in the fall of that year. Applicants who successfully pass the selection process will attend the Mid Valley Reserve Training (MVRT) starting in November and ending in May. Training consists of over 300 hours of instruction and practical application in the Criminal Justice System, Motor Vehicle Law, Criminal Law and many other law enforcement related areas.
Applications are reviewed by Human Resources to ensure an applicant meets the minimum requirements to be a Reserve Deputy. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will then be required to pass a written test, Oregon Physical Abilities Test(ORPAT), oral board examination, a psychological exam, a police background investigation, a driver license record check, drug screening, and physical fitness examination. This process takes several weeks to complete.
Required Training:Complete the Mid-Valley-Reserve-Training Academy, hosted by MCSO and several other agencies within the area. The cost to attend the academy is $350.00. Ongoing training to be successfully completed, as required.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When and Where Is the Reserve Academy Held? From 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, there will be at least one Saturday class per month. Classes primarily take place at the Brooks Regional Training Facility.
When Are Interviews Held? Oral interviews will be held in the spring of each year.
Is the Reserve Program a Volunteer Program? Yes, it is generally a volunteer program. After graduation and commissioning, Reserve Deputies are required to devote 24 hours per month to the Reserve Division. Sixteen of these hours must be on regular patrol duty or community policing.
Do Reserves Ever Get Paid for Their Work? Yes. Throughout the year some opportunities are available where deputies are paid. However, the primary function of the Reserve Division is to assist the Marion County Sheriff's Office as a volunteer.If you have any questions, contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office by writing to P.O. Box 14500, Salem, OR 97309, or you can send an email to:Sergeant Dave Cornforth at: firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy Justin Kinyon at: email@example.com Deputy Matt Hagan at: firstname.lastname@example.org