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  • Reserve Program
  • The El Paso County Sheriff’s Reserve began in the 1960’s as an auxiliary force to augment the Sheriff’s patrol, and also used specialized equipment to assist with search and rescue. Throughout the years, the Sheriff’s Reserve has been activated to assist with the protection of visiting Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Regan as well as other dignitaries and to provide service at other major events in El Paso.
  • These volunteers, men and women from all walks of life: educators, students, doctors, armed forces personnel, business owners and retirees have served their community by assisting the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office provide law enforcement services.
  • The primary duty of a Reserve Deputy is to supplement the Patrol Bureau by working with regular deputies responding to calls for service in El Paso County. Reserve Deputies also work with other Bureaus/Divisions to assist the Sheriff’s Office with duties serving civil process, executing warrants, crime scene protection, manmade or natural disasters and special events such as the Sun Bowl.
  • The requirements to be eligible for the Sheriff’s Reserve are the same as a regular deputy. Each candidate must:
  • • Be licensed as a Basic Peace Officer or higher by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • And complete each of the following successfully:
  • • Written Entrance Examination
  • • Physical Assessment (70% or higher)
  • • Background Investigation
  • • Written Psychological Examination
  • • Psychological Interview
  • • Medical Examination
  • • Oral Assessment Board
  • • Polygraph Examination
  • If you are interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, contact the Reserve Deputy Coordinator at (915) 538-2210 for any question or additional information.
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