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LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S RESERVES – 1153 Michigan Ave., Baldwin, Mi. 49304

Reserve Deputy Program

The reserve program in Lake County was established in 1963, and are a team of trained citizen volunteers who assist Deputies in enforcement duties and work jointly to focus on crime reduction.

Why become a Reserve Deputy?

  • Contribute to positive communications between your community and law enforcement as a team member.
  • To meet new people in varied settings such as community, school and sporting events.
  • To assist in controlling, reducing and preventing crime in Lake County.
  • To gain valuable work experience.
  • To take pride in knowing you are part of the solution in crime reduction.

Reserve Deputies will receive training but not limited to:

  • Orientation and Organization
  • Crime Prevention
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Introduction to Law
  • Driver Awareness
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Traffic Control
  • Radio Communications
  • Basic Report Writing


  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Good moral character
  • Good driving record
  • No felony convictions
  • Current United States citizen
  • Pass background check
  • Have a valid driver's license


  • Good people skills
  • Wear approved uniform (provided)
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Attend and complete a Reserve Academy
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Enjoy your time
  • Present a professional appearance at all times

Currently Accepting Applications

Interested individuals are invited to pick up, complete and return an application form to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. For more information please contact the email below:


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