Thinking of Becoming a Reserve Sheriff's Deputy...

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  1. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    When I move back to Louisville I was thinking about becoming a reserve Sheriff's Deputy for Jefferson County. I appears that I would get some great training and be able to serve my community. I am not looking for a career in law enforcement, just something to be involved in.

    Is this a road I should explore or stay away from?

    Thoughts? Comments?
     
  2. tbhracing

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    I saw go for it if you can make the time commitment to the training and education. Great way to give back to the community.
     

  3. vafish

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    Reserve Deputies vary a lot from state to state and county to county.

    They are anything from the full equivalent of a paid deputy to a janitor in a uniform.

    Take a close look at what your counties program is like, talk to the reserve deputies and find out exactly what they do and if it sounds like something you would like to do then go for it.
     
  4. cabindriver

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    It can be very rewarding. Depending on the department, you may not even have to pay for equipment. If it's not for you, you can always quit and give back another way.
     
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  6. Sam Spade

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    Yay! All of the abuse for none of the pay!


    Make sure it's something you want. There are far better hobbies.
     
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    Can be very rewarding indeed.
     
  8. zackwatt

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    This is what their website says:

     
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    Only one downside. Court subpoenas can irritate your boss at your regular job.
     
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    if you are interested my buddy is a sheriff there, pm and ill get you in touch with him.
     
  11. Historian

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    Best time i ever spent in uniform. I can honestly say going full-time...changed that.
     
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    If the door opens Take it. A lot of good things youll learn that you couldnt get anyplace else. With no tuition. Its also a new angle to look at the world, I dont know anyone that regrets it if they did it.
     
  13. kahrcarrier

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    I have a co-worker who does it.

    He finds it enjoyable, but they do seem to expect quite a bit for zero pay.........

    And yes; too many court dates can strain things at your square job.
     
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    Somethings you do because it's the right thing to do...not because you get paid for it.
     
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    I quite agree.

    But you really have to understand who your audience is here.
     
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    Indeed. When I was a reservist I worked in another county at a regional newspaper (circulation about 80,000) as a copy editor.

    My direct boss never had a problem with my reserve status and since I had to be at work about 6 PM...and left about 2 AM...i never missed a day because of court.

    Every once in a while I took a day off because I wanted to go on a warrant or something.

    Honesty, I regret going full-time and sometimes miss the news industry...but life marched onward.
     
  17. Gallium

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    Please don't do this.

    We are already working 23x7 to bash the cops already on here, cops in general, and the ATF nincom--uh, the gallant and brave men/women at the ATF.

    For the sake of GNG, please reconsider this hasty decision.

    'Drew
     
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    Yes sir, it's either a job you do because you love the work and are able to help those unable to help themselves.


    Or......................


    You hate the job and the people involved because you hate anyone you feel has any type of "authority" over you.....because you ought to be able to do anything you damn well please. Screw society and it's rules.



    One just has to understand who they're speaking to.
     
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    When I left the police department, I got paranoid about not having a gun handy. This was long before 'shall issue'. I became a part time deputy in my home county. I worked intake at the jail two weekend nights per month for pay. I was a fully sworn deputy.

    Scraping up scum off the street and taking to lockup is one thing. Processing the scum once inside the jail is another. I got reached my gag limit after two years and got used to not carrying a gun.

    I would suggest that you look around for a police department that has a reserve program. The training will be pretty rigorous for you to pass state standards but you will be on the street instead of locked up with the animals. I would guess that the Sheriff's department needs jailers more than road deputies. Most sheriff departments will not put you on the street until you have spent X number of years locked up.

    Some sheriff departments have no duties at all other than corrections(monkey cage) and courtroom security(bailiffs). Check it out carefully.
     
  20. zackwatt

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    I don't think the Louisville Metro Police nor the Kentucky State Police have reserve programs. So, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office would be my only choice.
     
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