Volunteer - Reserve Deputy
Company: Larimer County
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: January 8, 2022
Salary $0.00 Hourly Location FC 2501 Midpoint, CO Job Type
Internship/Volunteer Department Sheriff's Office Job Number
202100143 Overview The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is seeking
talented men and women to join our team as Volunteer Reserve Patrol
Deputies. Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward-thinking, servant
leadership, and a sense of family among all sheriff's office
members. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's
Office is an agency of almost 390 family-oriented employees,
dealing with a range of responsibilities including support
services, patrol, jail, wildland fire, search and rescue, and
investigation duties. If you have a desire to serve your community
and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the
Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home.
Reserve Deputies provide law-enforcement support under the direct
supervision of a Sheriff's Office employee. A Colorado POST Reserve
Academy and on-the-job field training are provided by the Sheriff's
Office for qualified candidates
Click here to view the Larimer County Sheriff's Reserve Website. to
view the complete job description for a Volunteer Reserve Patrol
- Participating in patrol assignments
- Providing security and traffic control for special events
- Emergency call-outs
- Assisting in agency internal training
- Providing assistance to departments throughout the agency
- Effects arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and
other restraints; subdues resisting suspects using maneuvers and
weapons; and resorts to the use of hands and feet and other
approved weapons in self-defense.
- Prepares investigative and other reports, sketches, and
drawings, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical
- Exercises independent judgment in determining when there is
reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to
search and arrest, and when force may be used and to what
- Operates a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and
night, in emergency situations involving speeds more than posted
limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions caused
by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow. Spends long
period in and frequently enters and exits a law enforcement
vehicle, which requires sitting, bending, and stretching.
- Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement
radio channels while initiating and responding to radio
- Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing
and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and
- Pursues fleeing suspects and performs rescue operations which
may involve quickly entering and exiting law enforcement patrol
vehicles; lifting, carrying, and dragging heavy objects; climbing
over and pulling up oneself over obstacles; jumping down from
elevated surfaces; climbing through openings; jumping over
obstacles, ditches, and streams; crawling in confined areas;
balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces; and using body force to
gain entrance through barriers.
- From a variety of body positions, loads, unloads, aims, and
fires handguns, shotguns, rifles, and other agency firearms under
conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at
levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
- Performs searches of people, vehicles, buildings, and large
outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects,
walking for long periods of time, detaining people, and stopping
suspicious vehicles and persons.
- Conducts visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of
- Engages in law enforcement patrol functions that include such
things as working rotating shifts, walking on foot patrol, and
physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure
they are secure.
- Effectively communicates with people by giving information and
directions, mediating disputes, and advising of rights and
- Demonstrates communication skills in court and other formal
- Detects and collects evidence and substances that provide the
basis of criminal offenses and infractions and that indicate the
presence of dangerous conditions.
- Endures verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the
hostile views and opinions of suspects and other people encountered
in antagonistic environments.
- Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and
disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time;
administering emergency medical aid; lifting, dragging, and
carrying people away from dangerous situations; and securing and
evacuating people from areas.
- Processes and transports prisoners using handcuffs and other
- Puts on and operates a gas mask in situations where chemical
munitions are being deployed.
- Extinguishes small fires by using a fire extinguisher and other
- Reads and comprehends legal and non-legal documents, including
the preparation and processing of such documents as citations,
affidavits, and warrants.
- Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in
matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the
apprehension of offenders.
- Assists in county search and rescue operations.
- When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared
by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be
required to work as a Disaster Service Worker.
- Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for the
performance of the job.
- General office practices and procedures.
- Routine software and business application including, but not
limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software,
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in
- Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations,
policies and standard operating procedures.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
other County employees, representatives of other agencies and
organizations, and members of the community.
- Regular, predictable attendance.
- Knowledge of basic principles and procedures in law
- Knowledge of a variety of major and minor provisions in
criminal and civil law procedures.
- Knowledge of statutory law and constitutional law.
- Knowledge of a variety of techniques used in law enforcement in
patrol, investigation, and crime prevention.
- Knowledge of and ability to operate and care for
- Knowledge of first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
- Ability to observe accurately and remember names, faces,
numbers, incidents, and places.
- Ability to think and act quickly in emergencies.
- Ability to judge situations and people accurately.
- Ability to learn, understand, and interpret laws and
regulations, especially Colorado Revised Statutes.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing and via
various forms of electronic media.
- Ability to use office automation systems, including basic
proficiency with computer applications such as e-mail, word
processor, spreadsheet and database look-up and/or entry.
- Ability to prepare accurate and grammatically correct written
- Ability to learn standard broadcasting procedures of a radio
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written
- Ability to carry out a variety of assignments independently
using sound judgment.
- Ability to perform numerous duties in accordance with the
policies and regulations of the Larimer County Sheriff's
Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following
qualifications prior to hire:
- An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful
completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As
marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing
positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other
substance for which the county tests will result in the contingent
offer of employment being revoked. Successful completion of the
drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
- Pass Pre-employment Questionnaire
- Pass oral board interview
- Pass in-depth background investigation, including criminal
history and financial status.
- Pass polygraph exam
- Pass psychological assessment and medical exam, including drug
- Current first aid and community CPR certificates required by
date of hire
- Cannot have a felony conviction
- No convictions involving Domestic Violence
- No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
Supplemental Information Additional Information
Applications are accepted throughout the year and hiring occurs
annually in the fall/winter period. The hiring process takes
approximately four months. Applicants are required to pass a
written test as the first step in the hiring process. If
successful, Reserve Deputy candidates are required to complete a
Physical Fitness test, Oral Board Interview, Background
Investigation, Polygraph Examination, and written Psychological
Successful candidates attend the POST Reserve Academy sponsored by
the Sheriff's Office. The Academy is a 257-hour program that
provides classroom instruction and basic skills training in
firearms, driving, and arrest control techniques. Classes are held
in the evenings and on weekends for approximately three months.
The POST Reserve Academy is not a substitute for a full-time Peace
Officer POST Academy. If individuals are interested in pursuing a
full-time career in law enforcement, they must graduate from a
full-time POST Academy. The Larimer County Reserve Academy
generally begins in January of each year.
The time commitment of an LCSO Reserve Deputy can have an impact on
your life and family. The program requires volunteers to
participate in a minimum of 20 hours per month of patrol ride-along
(two 10-hour shifts); a minimum of three hours of monthly meetings
and training, and completion of various administrative tasks such
as reading email messages and completing monthly timesheets.
Reserves are also expected to be available by pager for emergency
call-outs and special assignments.
In addition, the Reserves participate in 40 hours of annual
re-certification training. This typically occurs in April/May and
involves two weekends and the evenings between them.
As required by expiration, all Reserves must keep their CPR and
First Aid certifications current.Like full-time deputies, all
Reserves must pass a periodic firearms qualification. Various times
and dates each quarter are available for qualifications. Usually, a
day is scheduled just for Reserves. CategoryPolice and Sheriff's
Patrol OfficersJob typeFull time
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