Statement of the
The Reserve Division of the Jefferson County Sheriff's
Office will support all aspects of County Law Enforcement
by providing trained, qualified, state certified individuals
to assist each division of the Sheriff's Office. Professional
service and protection will be afforded each citizen of
Jefferson County by Reservist in this Division.
the Sheriff's Reserve
Organized in 1989, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Reserve
is comprised of over 30 individuals from throughout the
community. These men and women are dedicated to providing
the highest quality reserve law enforcement to the citizens
of Jefferson County.
This resource of highly trained individuals assist the
paid Sheriff's staff in areas of Patrol, ID Bureau, Criminal
Warrants, Criminal Investigation, Air Patrol, K-9, Beach
Patrol, River Patrol and Training. Assistance is also provided
to the Bailiff Division of the Sheriff's Department on an
as-needed basis. These officers are part-time, unpaid, fully
certified Texas Peace Officers that assume the same duties
as a regular paid Deputy while on duty.
Reserve Deputies must complete the same training as full-time
paid Deputies. Each is TCLEOSE certified as a Peace Officer
and must complete the mandatory 40-hour in-service training
every two years. Firearms qualifications are met twice each
year - once in full daylight and once in a low-light/night
environment. Continuing education is provided each month
at the scheduled Reserve Meeting with special topics presented
as opportunities arise.
Reservists come from all walks of life. Some previously
worked as regular peace officers and many move from Reserve
to full-time, paid status with local departments. Most are
in private employment outside the department on a full-time
basis and contribute hours during their off-times. Reserve
Deputies must work at least 16 hours per month, though many
submit far in excess of that amount. During 2003, over 6,900
hours were worked by Reserve Deputies, resulting in a considerable
savings for Jefferson County taxpayer. Reservists are also
on-call 24 hours per day for emergencies and special assignments.
Supervised by Deputy Chief of Law Enforcement Ken Duhon,
the Reserve Deputies Division has a Captain, Lieutenant,
and Sergeant who coordinate the different activities assigned
to this division. In addition to regular law enforcement
assignments, Reserve Deputies contribute security hours
to charitable events and local governmental meetings.
Information on becoming a Reserve Deputy for the Jefferson
County Sheriff's Department can be obtained by calling the
office of Sgt. Danny Walker at (409) 835-8411.