Sheriff's Reserve

Police CarThe Reno County Sheriff’s Reserve is a volunteer organization whose members serve the public without monetary compensation or employment benefits. The law enforcement activities of the reserve are under the direction of the sheriff of Reno County.

Protecting Life & Property
The sheriff may call upon the reserve to perform its duties and activities at any time or under any conditions. As fully commissioned law enforcement officers, reserve deputies are sworn to protect the life and property of the citizens of Reno County.

Reserve deputies complete class room training and a field training program to become a fully commissioned member, ready to undertake their duties. Continuous training is required and is provided though monthly meetings and assignment to special training opportunities.

Reserve Unit
Each individual accepted into the Reserve Unit, commissioned as a deputy sheriff of Reno County, Kansas will knowingly acknowledge his personal responsibility to the law, the public, the sheriff, and his legal representatives by diligently conducting his official obligations and activities and his private and business affairs with the highest degree of intelligence, honesty, and integrity.

Provisions
The reserve provides and/or assists with a variety of law enforcement functions and duties including:
  • Road patrol
  • Detention
  • Warrants
  • Investigations
  • Special assignments such as:
    • Sporting events
    • Parades
    • Special events
    • Many others
The reserve is also called upon to assist during local emergencies and disasters such as tornadoes and floods.

Chain of Command
The reserve is under the direct supervision of a patrol sergeant who acts as a liaison between the reserve unit and the sheriff through the normal chain of command. Reserve deputies are fully commissioned deputy sheriff’s and are expected to serve with pride and integrity and are required to comply with the rules and regulations of the reserve and the sheriff's office.

Additional Information
Each reserve deputy is expected to work a minimum 40 hours per quarter of which 25% must be spent working in the jail. The Reserve Unit is extremely proud of its service to the citizens of Reno County. The Reserve Unit is funded primarily by donations made to the Reno County Sheriff’s Reserve Association.

Joining Opportunities
The Reno County Sheriff's Reserve is looking for men and women of good moral character to serve as reserve deputies for Reno County. Interested individuals should complete an application online. Each applicant must successfully complete a written examination, oral interview, background check, psychological review, and drug screen and be free of any felony or domestic abuse convictions.

If you have questions you may contact Captain Wayne Baughman at 620-694-2735, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.