Sheriff Reserve Organization accepting applications

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff Reserve Organization was formed in 1991 to help with duties at the Sheriff’s Department. The organization has been growing ever since. The Reserve Organization currently has 10 reserve deputies. It’s looking to add 10 to 15 more.The Reserve Organization has its own command staff, however it answers to a Reserve Board. The Whitley County Sheriff has the final say in all aspects of the organization.The Reserve Board consists of the sheriff, chief deputy, second shift road sergeant, third shift road sergeant, detective, reserve captain and reserve lieutenant.The Reserve Organization performs the same duties as the full-time road deputies, including but not limited to serving civil process papers and warrants; addressing animal complaints; traffic enforcement; tending to motor vehicle crashes; performing vehicle inspection checks; and assisting with transports, courthouse security, criminal cases, workings of the jail and general patrols around Larwill.To start, reserves must pass the ILEA Physical Standard Test, a written test and a background check during the application process.To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 24 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.