FARMINGTON — The Davis County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for 10 volunteer reserve deputy sheriff positions through March 25.
Candidates selected will perform routine police work, enforce laws and ordinances, investigate felonies and misdemeanors, work traffic enforcement and accident investigations and other assigned work.
Among qualifications, candidates must be POST (Police Officer Standards and Training) certified, pass a background check, and be willing to work a minimum of 24 hours per month.
“Candidates do need training in law enforcement, said Davis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Susan Poulsen. “We’re asking that they provide that on their own. They do need to be fully qualified.”
The positions will be unpaid, and can be viewed as a stepping stone toward full-time employment at the sheriff’s office, Poulsen said. Those selected will be law enforcement officers, able to serve in the position fully, she said.
Those who may be interested include individuals who may have a full-time job elsewhere, but want to fulfill a civic duty, or perhaps keep their hand in law enforcement, Poulsen said.
The office has already had several individuals show an interest.
Volunteer reserve deputy applications are available at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, 800 W. State Street, Farmington, and at co.davis.ut.us/sheriff/default.cfm.
Applications can be dropped off at the sheriff’s office or mailed to: Davis County Sheriff’s Office, P.O. Box 618, Farmington, 84025.