The Sheriff's Reserves consist of volunteers who are capable of assisting the Sheriff's Office, while under the direction of a patrol sergeant, in situations where additional personnel are required. The members of the Sheriff's Reserves volunteer their time to assist the citizens of Sherburne County. These volunteers are either citizens who want to be involved in their community or students studying law enforcement at area colleges who wish to gain experience in the field.
The Sheriff's Reserves may be called to assist at search and rescue operations, civil defense activities, weather watch programs, floods and other disaster operations, vacation security checks, county and city fairs and special events and activities for the department. They may be called to duty during a nuclear alert or disaster. The Sheriff's Reserves also assist the Water Patrol Division when requested. The Department of Natural Resources trains some members of the reserves to be snowmobile safety and firearm safety instructors. These members schedule local safety classes for area youth. Members of the Sheriff's Reserves gain much of their training through ride-along opportunities with patrol deputies, offering assistance as needed.
The dedication of the Sheriff's Reserves serves not only the Sheriff's Office, but all of the citizens and businesses of Sherburne County as well. Please contact the Sheriff's Office to find out more information about becoming a part of the Sheriff's Reserves.