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Clark County Sheriff's Office Reserve

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Become a Reserve Deputy with the Clark County Sheriff's Office! Fight crime, keep our roads safe, and provide vital law enforcement to the citizens of Clark County!

The Sheriff will train and equip you. As an unpaid volunteer, you will be uniformed, armed, and equipped in exactly the same manner as a full-time deputy. According to your schedule and interests, you may choose to patrol day or night, responding to emergencies, protecting crime scenes, enforcing traffic laws, directing traffic at large community events, and many other exciting and rewarding missions.

We are specifically recruiting trained law enforcement officers who are already certified as full-time or Reserve peace officers in Washington or another state.

For more details on the Reserve program, see the Sheriff's Office website at https://www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff/reserve-unit

This is one of the most challenging volunteer opportunities in Clark County. Reserve Deputies must meet the same tough Washington state standards as full-time law enforcement officers. If you think you have what it takes, please email SheriffRecruitment@clark.wa.gov

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About Clark County Sheriff's Office Reserve


505 NW 179th St., Ridgefield, WA 98642, US

Mission Statement

Fully-commissioned Reserve Deputies volunteer their time in support of the Clark County Sheriff's Office. These citizens serve their community in an exciting and meaningful way. Our members can be found any time, day or night, on patrol, responding to emergency calls, protecting crime scenes, serving the public in large community events, and many other functions.


Our Reserve Deputies are trained in one of two ways: they attend a local Reserve Academy or they have previously been trained as a full-time or Reserve Deputy or Officer. Because no local Reserve Academies are planned for 2020, we are only recruiting Reserve Deputies who were previously commissioned as law enforcement officers.

The Sheriff provides all uniforms and equipment, valued at about $10,000 per deputy -- including handgun, Taser, portable radio, ballistic vest, all-weather jacket, boots, etc. These tools are vital to meet the challenge of responding to 911 calls for service, enforcing traffic laws and assisting citizens in need.

Some of our volunteers go on to get hired as full-time deputies or custody officers, so it can be a great stepping stone to a law enforcement career. But most Reserve Deputies have other full-time jobs or are retired. Whether you are interested in a law enforcement career, or just want to volunteer in this vital role, we may have a place for you!

Please see our website at https://www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff/reserve-unit

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We'll work with your schedule.


Sheriff's Office Precinct505 NW 179th StRidgefield, WA 98642



  • Disaster Response
  • Law Enforcement
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Multi-Tasking




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approx. 24 hours per month for first year, then 12
  • Physically fit; pass written, oral, medical and psychological testing

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