Reserve Deputy Sheriff

           WHAT IS A RESERVE DEPUTY SHERIFF?

Reserve Deputy Sheriffs are part-time volunteer law enforcement officers. They complete the state mandated training. Reserve Deputies work assignments on weekends and as their regular jobs permit. Reserve Deputies enjoy the challenge and excitement offered by law enforcement, as well as the satisfaction of providing a worthwhile community service.

Reserve Deputies supplement the regular operations of the Sheriff's Department by working as Uniform Reserves, Posse, Search and Rescue, Corrections, or Specialists. All Reserve Deputies are issued a badge, and identification card. They volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month and a maximum of 20 hours per week. They serve at the will of the Sheriff, must observe all Departmental regulations

Reserve Deputies have full peace officer powers when on duty, but cannot carry a concealed weapon off duty without a Concealed Weapons License. Reserve Deputies must qualify before being able to carry a weapon on duty.

UNIFORM RESERVE

The Uniform Reserves are assigned to the Sheriff's Department patrol and or the jail and perform general law enforcement duties, including crime prevention and investigation, responding to calls, traffic control, and enforcement of laws. The Reserve may work alone, with another Reserve, or with a Regular Deputy Sheriff. Uniform Reserve applicants receive training, which qualifies them as a Reserve Deputy as prescribed by the Tennessee Commission on Peace Officer Standards, and Training.

MOUNTED POSSE 

The Sheriff's Mounted Posse functions as an integrated support unit to the Department in situations requiring the expertise of trained horse riders. They assist in searches in areas not accessible by motor vehicles and provide patrol during special events and Short Mountain area riding trails. They also assist in certain crowd control situations.

Members of the Posse must own a horse, and have a trailer available to them at all times. These Reserves undergo training, which qualifies them as a Reserve Deputy as prescribed by the Tennessee Commission on Peace Officer Standards, and Training.

SEARCH AND RESCUE 

The Search and Rescue Team function as the Sheriff's Department's official emergency response unit that provides services to those citizens who become stranded, lost, or injured in  areas of Cannon County. Each team member is selected for his or her physical capabilities, maturity, and willingness to respond at a moment's notice in emergency search and rescue situations. Team members usually must live within twenty minutes response time of the Woodbury. Team members are not required to be peace officers; they are Civilian Volunteers. However if they option to become a reserve deputy, In addition to Search and Rescue Training, Team members undergo extensive training which qualifies them as a Reserve Deputy as prescribed by the Tennessee Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. 

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST 

The Communication Specialist are assigned to the Sheriff's Department emergency 9-1-1 communication center and perform communication duties including taking emergency calls and assisting others in a time of need throughout the county. The Communication Specialist Reserve may work alone, with another Reserve, or with a Regular 9-1-1 Dispatcher. Uniform Reserve applicants receive training, which qualifies them as a Reserve Deputy as prescribed by the Tennessee Commission on Peace Officer Standards, and Training. 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for the position of Reserve Deputy Sheriff must meet the following requirements: 

1.Be a United States Citizen.
2.Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
3.Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
4.Pass a psychological test.
5.Possess a valid Tennessee Driver's License.
6.Be available to attend the Sheriff's Department Reserve Academy, and continue the complete set of training modules.
8.Be willing to subscribe to the oath or affirmation of allegiance for public service to Cannon County.

APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCEDURE

Applications may be obtained from the Reserve Coordinator at the Cannon County Sheriff's Office after the election of Jim Gibbs as sheriff.  Answers to specific questions regarding the Cannon County Sheriff's Reserves may be obtained by telephoning sheriff candidate Jim Gibbs at (615) 765-7470. 

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

All applicants undergo a thorough background investigation, which includes a fingerprint search. Disqualifying factors include:

- Any felony conviction;
- Drug related convictions;
- Any domestic violence convictions.

 

   

Send e-mail to: JimGibbs@dtccom.net