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Reserve Officer - Volunteer

Reserve deputies are any person appointed by the Sheriff of Charlotte County, without compensation, who aids or assists a full-time or part-time law enforcement officer and who, while under the direct supervision of a full-time or part-time law enforcement officer, has the authority to arrest and perform law enforcement functions.


Reserve deputies may volunteer their time in the areas of road patrol, criminal and special investigations, traffic enforcement, community policing, and problem solving in assigned areas while under the direct supervision of a full time or part-time law enforcement officer. At the minimum a Reserve deputy must receive certification from the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as an auxiliary law enforcement member. If a Reserve deputy holds a full Florida State Certification of a Law Enforcement Officer he/she does not need the Auxiliary Law Enforcement certification to volunteer as a Reserve Deputy.


Reserve Deputies are usually assigned to a location/work site in the zone which they reside.


Distinguishing Features


Reserve Deputy 1 are members that are fully certified as a Florida Law Enforcement Officer and may perform all related law enforcement powers assigned.


Reserve Auxiliary Deputy are members who have only gone to the Auxiliary law enforcement school and may volunteer as a Reserve member but may not work without a fully certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer.


Example of Duties: May assist in civil disorders. May assist in collecting evidence. May assist in conducting interviews. May assist in corrections. May assist in crime scene protection. May assist in domestic complaints. May assist in emergency medical procedures. May assist in law enforcement community relations. May assist in prowler and disturbance calls. May assist in searches and seizures. May assist in the preparation of traffic citations, but may not sign them. May assist in traffic law enforcement. May assist in writing reports but may not write the report itself. May assist with CID, Marine, K 9, Narcotics and SWAT. May carry, and if necessary, use firearms equivalent to that of a regular member. May make arrests under the direct supervision of a regular member. May patrol with a full time or part time law enforcement deputy. May testify in court. May use the law enforcement radio.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public. Ability to employ defensive tactics (handcuffing suspects, arresting and detaining suspects, struggling with suspects or hostile people). Ability to employ first responder techniques. Ability to enforce the law impartially and with proper regard for the legal procedures and safeguards governing the work. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to keep accurate and complete records and prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to operate all equipment listed in the EQUIPMENT USED section. Ability to respond quickly in emergency situations, to assess situations and act decisively to ensure appropriate response to emergencies. Demonstrate service weapon and shotgun firing, and maintain weapons proficiency. Knowledge of community policing and problem solving techniques. Knowledge of crime prevention techniques and rules of evidence. Knowledge of law enforcement communications and record keeping procedures. Knowledge of law enforcement procedures relative to interpretation and enforcement of applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of self defense, including the proper use and maintenance of assigned firearms. Knowledge of the policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing law enforcement operations within the Sheriff's Office. Knowledge of the use of the technical equipment related to the work, including firearms, vehicles and communication equipment.


Education or Equivalent Experience Required: Completion of state approved training and certification as an auxiliary law enforcement officer in compliance with the requirements of the State of Florida. High school or GED diploma. Some college level courses in law enforcement, criminal justice or related field. Successful completion of annual physical fitness test through term of appointment.


EQUIPMENT USED: Office Vehicle / First Aid Kit / Flashlight / Flares / Service Weapon / Camera / Radio / Monadnock expandable straight baton / Fingerprint Equipment / Computer / Shotgun / Basic Crime Scene Video Equipment / Riot Equipment / Copy Machine / Telephone / V.C


FDLE PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED: Gross Neuromuscular/Cardio respiratory = Strength/Power-the ability to exert force, Muscular Endurance-the ability to perform repeated muscular contractions of up to a few minutes duration (this includes running short distances and other muscular challenges which invoke the anaerobic energy systems of the body). Mobility - locomotion, the ability to move about. Flexibility - the ability to move the major joints of the body through their range of motion. Agility - the ability to make well coordinated movements. Aerobic Capacity - the ability to perform repeated muscular contractions over an extended period of time, exceeding several minutes and up to an hour or more. Respiratory Muscle Integrity - the ability to generate a forceful expiration. Fine Neuromuscular - Finger Dexterity - the ability to finely control the fingers. Reaction time - the ability to respond quickly to a stimulus. Eye Hand Coordination - the ability to respond with the use of the hands to visual stimuli (reacting to a punch thrown, subduing a suspect with controlled and directed movements). Senses = Speech - the ability to communicate through speech. Hearing - the ability to hear sound. Vision - the ability to see. Smell - the ability to smell and distinguish odors. Environmental Tolerance - the ability to tolerate hot environments.


PHYSICAL EFFORT REQUIRED: Must be able to perform work pushing/pulling/grappling of persons or objects up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds frequently (uniform vest, belt), and 10 pounds constantly.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions. Must possess the visual acuity to operate an office assigned vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol 24/7. (Sunrise, day, sunset, night hour driving)


Date posted: January 23, 2012

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