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3300 Vandenberg Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Reserve ApplicationThe Klamath County Sheriff's Reserve objective is to assist the Sheriff's Office in the accomplishment of its mission and maintain a source of trained law enforcement candidates for regular employment and provide citizens a rewarding way to volunteer. Reserve Deputies hold the same authority as a full time police officer and serve under the direct supervision of a Field Training Officer. Reserves supplement the full time staff in every capacity, to include: patrol, corrections, marine and civil departments. Duties vary, but are not limited to responding to 911 emergency calls, traffic enforcement, inmate supervision to crime scene security.

Reserve Deputies must meet the same requirements as a certified police officer. These requirements include, but are not limited to; having a high school diploma or G.E.D., being twenty-one years of age, a U.S. citizen, certain physical standards, valid driver’s license and no criminal record.

Applicants are required to pass a difficult and time consuming hiring process. This process includes the application, a written test, oral board interview, final interview, background check and physical. The candidate then attends a training academy that takes place evenings and some Saturdays for several months. After being sworn, the Reserve Deputy is required to volunteer two complete shifts a month with a deputy and attend the monthly meeting and ongoing periodic training.

The reserve academy entails training in basic police skills. These skills include Criminal Law, Investigations, Firearms, Emergency Vehicle Operation, Police Procedure, Report Writing and much more. It also includes opportunities to learn from experienced officers and receive hands on training in the field. The academy is a good foundation to function as a confident part of the law enforcement community.

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Reserve furnishes each reserve deputy with uniform clothing items. All uniforms provided must be returned to the Sheriff’s Office upon resignation as a reserve deputy. Personal duty equipment that is required to be furnished by all reserve deputies before being sworn includes a duty weapon, belt and accessories with black duty boots. Many of these items can be quite expensive and must meet certain criteria. It is strongly suggested that nothing be purchased prior to being hired.

Reserves serve the county by placing themselves in a position to help make a difference. The appointment comes with a great deal of responsibility and rewards, especially for those interested in a law enforcement career. On the whole, reserve deputies put themselves in a position to experience first hand, and be a part of, the effort of the Sheriff Office.

Please return your application and ride along forms in a timely manner. After several applications are received, we will schedule a written test for the applicants. Please turn in the application and ride along separately.

Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the Reserves. Thank you for your time and interest in our program.

Sincerely,

Sergeant Randall P. Swan
Reserve Coordinator
(541)883-5130 ext.218

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3300 Vandenberg Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

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Membership Requirements

  1. Be a citizen of the United States
  2. Be 50 years of age or older. There is no upper age limit.
  3. Prospective members must be mature and in reasonably good health.
    1. A volunteer’s ability to function as a viable member of this organization shall be determined by the Coordinator and his staff.
    2. Termination for reason of health will generally be based on safety – the volunteer’s safety – and the safety of those with whom the volunteer works. Example: If the volunteer cannot see well enough to drive safely, or cannot hear the radios; he/she could jeopardize the functions of the organizations and possibly endanger his/her life and/or the lives or others. The safety of the volunteer and the members of the Sheriff’s Office are the number one priority of the Sheriff and the Risk Management Department of Klamath County.
    3. Any changes in health status, insurance’s doctors, etc., shall be immediately reported to the Coordinator. The volunteer will be asked to complete a new Emergency Notification Form and Medical Record.
  4. Assignment preferences will be discussed together with the special skill areas in which personnel are needed or interested. Every effort will be made to help the volunteer get assigned to a job he/she can do well and from which they can draw satisfaction.
  5. An oral interview will be held with MVP Members, the Volunteer Coordinator, and members of the Sheriff’s Office.
  6. Prospective members will be subjected to a background check
    1. Have no criminal record in conflict with the minimum standards for employment as a law enforcement officer as adopted by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
    2. Possess a valid driver’s license and be covered by insurance as mandated by law.
    3. Be of good moral fitness as determined by a thorough background investigation.
    4. Fingerprints will be held and checked for prior convictions.
    5. A felon may not participate in this program.
  7. Successful completion of special sessions of training in specific areas is needed to obtain and to remain in good standing as a MVP member. The training will help to provide the skills to be comfortable in a job. Areas include, but are not limited to, how to use the radio, effective communication, neighborhood watch, boat patrol, defensive driving, receptionist, vacation checks, schools liaison, MVP training/patrol administration & recruiting, etc.
  8. All volunteer program members are required to attend monthly training and informational meetings. Members may attend monthly meetings in civilian clothes unless otherwise specified.

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Klamath County Sheriff
3300 Vandenberg Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

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Please select an application form to download:

MS Word electronic fillable form

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Please email completed forms to:
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Or, mail completed forms to:
Klamath County Sheriff
3300 Vandenberg Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Coming soon - convenient online forms!

Please select an application form to download:

MS Word electronic fillable form

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Please email completed forms to:
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Or, mail completed forms to:
Klamath County Sheriff
3300 Vandenberg Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

  • Klamath County Sheriff

    3300 Vandenberg Road  -  Klamath Falls, OR 97603
    541-883-5130 Monday-Friday
    Public Hours: 9am to Noon and 1pm - 5pm
    Closed Weekends and County Holidays