Reserve Deputy Program
The Blount County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Program is made up of men and women from the local community who wish to serve their fellow citizens by donating their time and talents to the Sheriff's Office. The men and women that make up the Reserve Program have varied backgrounds and experience, but work together to augment full-time deputies in providing law enforcement service to the citizens of Blount County. Reserve deputies serve in many capacities ranging from working uniform patrol service, providing search and rescue (SAR) assistance, managing special details as called for by the Sheriff, transporting prisoners and any other duties that may be required by the Sheriff's Office. Reserve Deputies also work closely with the department's full-time deputies in providing Homeland Security. The Reserve Division maintains the R.E.A.D.Y. Force (Reserves Available for Duty). These Reserve Deputies are able to respond to a call for service from the department within a two-hour, or less, time frame. Reserve Deputies are available for call-out in times of emergencies or other situations which require a short response time, e.g., natural disasters, missing person calls, SAR duties and other types of situations.
Reserve deputies receive no financial compensation for their service and volunteer hundreds of hours of time per month to the Sheriff's Office. Reserve deputies are required to receive continuous training throughout the year, as well as qualify annually with their service weapon. Reserve deputies are offered the opportunity to attend the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Academy where one can receive their APOST (Alabama Peace Officers Standards & Training) certificate and become a State certified police officer. The Reserve Unit is under the command of Sergeant Jason Burney.
If you are interested in joining the Reserve Deputy program and serving your community you may come into the office during business hours to pick up an application.