THE CARVER COUNTY RESERVES ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR OPERATIONAL RESERVES AND THEIR NEW ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH OF THEIR RESERVES...THE ADMINISTRATIVE RESERVES WILL DO COMMUNITY RELATIONS EVENTS, INCLUDING THEIR NEW TRIAD PROGRAM! CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS!
APPLICATION AND QUESTIONAIRE IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!
Carver County is located in the southwest metro area and is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. Carver County has an area of 358 square miles, 19 lakes and rivers, eleven cities and ten townships.
The Carver County Sheriff's Office is seeking dedicated men and women who would like to volunteer their time to the betterment and safety of their community.
As a Reserve Deputy, you will be a member of one of the most professional and progressive law enforcement agencies in Minnesota.
The Reserves, with an authorized strength of 100 volunteer special deputies, help provide support and assistance at accidents, medical emergencies, search and rescue operations, drowning and water rescue emergencies, emergency traffic control, first aid standby, light and heavy rescue, community relations demonstrations at unit functions and public events in Carver County.
History of the Reserves
In 1955, Sheriff Lester W. Melchert fostered the idea that the existing peace officers in the area form a nucleus for an improved police force operation in the county.
In doing so, Sheriff Melchert set about to encourage local citizens of the county to join the new Carver County Sheriff's Reserves.
The major functions which the Reserves are responsible for are water patrol, snowmobile patrol, security details, policing of the county fair, assisting with county emergencies, patrol shifts as needed, assisting at accidents, residential security checks, traffic control and handling other non-violent police calls.
Recently the Reserves have added a second tier to their structure. They now have a division that is responsible for administrative tasks, community relations duties and the new TRIAD program.
Our Reserves receive similar training to that of our licensed officers. In some cases it is the same lesson plan and content as the licensed staff receive. The Reserves train every month and cover many different topics. These topics are relative to the duties the Officer will do while performing the tasks required of the Reserve Officer. Training is instructed by Reserve Officers who are trained, Sheriff's Office instructors, licensed deputies and outside instructors. Reserve Officers also attend out of office training when available.
- Must be at least 18 years of age to Qualities to be a Reserve Member:
- Possess a valid Minnesota driver's license
- Must live within 30 minutes of Cologne or 10 minutes from the Carver County border
- Pass a background check, including criminal history check
- Attend monthly meetings on the last Monday of the month
- Must pass a physical fitness exam
- Pass a drug and alcohol assessment screening
- Be able to volunteer 16 hours per month
- Have strong communication and listening skills
The Carver County Reserves are currently accepting applications!
To apply, complete an application and questionnaire mail it to:
Attn: Manager of Administrative Services
Carver County Sheriff's Office
Government Center, Administration Building
606 East Fourth Street
Chaska, MN 55318
Lt. Dave Williams
Phone: (952) 361-1212