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Sheriff’s Office relies on volunteers

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“A lot of them are just good individuals who are interested in law enforcement but already have a career in some other field,” LPSO Spokesman Stephen Williams said. “We rely on them tremendously. The department only has 20 full-time patrol deputies. We couldn’t do what we do without them.”

The reserve deputies’ in-house training is held two evenings a week over a three-month period. During this time, they undergo firearms training, learn defensive tactics, patrol techniques and other aspects of law enforcement.

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