Sheriff's Reserve

Mission Statement

The Reserve Division of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will support all aspects of County Law Enforcement by providing trained, qualified, state certified individuals to assist each division of the Sheriff's Office. Professional Service and Protection will be afforded each citizen of Jefferson County by the Reserve Deputy.

Division Information

Organized in 1989, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Reserve Program is comprised of individuals from throughout the community. These men and women are dedicated to providing the highest quality Reserve Law Enforcement to the citizens of Jefferson County.

Supervised by the Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement, this resource of trained individuals assists the full time Sheriff's staff in areas of Patrol, ID Bureau, Criminal Warrants, Criminal Investigation, Air Patrol, K-9, River Patrol, and Training. Assistance is also provided to the Bailiffs of the Sheriff's Office. These officers are part-time, unpaid, fully certified, Texas Peace Officers, who assume the same duties as regular Deputies while on duty.

Reserve Deputies must complete the same training as full-time Deputies. Each is a Texas Commission On Law Enforcement, Certified Peace Officer, and must complete the mandatory 40-hour in-service training every two years.

Reservists come from all walks of life. Some have previously worked as full time Peace Officers, and many may eventually move from Reserve Status to full-time status with local departments. Most are involved with private full-time employment outside the department and contribute hours during their off times. Reserve Deputies must work at least 16 hours per month, though many work more hours than are required. Reservists are also on-call 24 hours per day for emergencies and special assignments.

For information on becoming a Reserve Deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department , call the office of Captain Lawrence Flanagan at (409) 835-8411.