Reserve Deputies are certified peace officers through the State of Ohio and must complete all annually mandatory training as necessary for regular Sheriff's deputies. This includes, but is not limited to, firearms qualification, First-Aid, CPR, ASP, etc. Reserve Deputies must donate four(4) hours of service per month to the Sheriff's Office.
Reserve Deputies serve the citizens of Montgomery County in many ways. They work with regular deputies in conducting enforcement duties on patrol and in investigative assignments. They also work special events such as protective services for individuals who have been threatened, parades, and traffic details. Reserve Deputies may elect to go through the complete Field Training Officer Program with a regular Field Training Officer. After they satisfactorily complete the FTO Program, they may function as regular deputies on patrol.
The Sheriff's Office also has a civilian volunteer program. This program assists the office in many ways including, as Vehicle Maintenance Officers, clerical assistants and Parking Enforcement Volunteers. Parking Enforcement volunteers enforce parking regulations such as handicapped and fire lane violations. In this capacity, they also help the patrol section by directing traffic at crash scenes and at special functions. Parking Enforcement Volunteers must attend a short Parking Enforcement Academy (24 hours). These programs help to free up officers to handle priority calls.