Lake County, Montana

Sheriff's Office
Reserve Deputies
Reserve Deputies are a team of trained citizen volunteers who assist Deputies with 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 assist in controlling, reducing, and preventing crime in Lake County
To meet new people in varied settings
To gain valuable work experience
To take pride in knowing you are part of the solution in crime reduction!

Reserve Deputies will receive training in 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 valid Drivers License
Reserve Deputies also ride-along with a Patrol Officer as part of the training program

Good people skills
Wear approved uniform
Attend required meetings/ trainings
Reside in Lake County
Attend and complete a Reserve Academy (Helena or Dawson Community College - 88 hours minimum) within two years of appointment. Paid for by the Sheriff's Office
Maintain a positive attitude
Present a professional appearance at all times

Interested individuals are invited to complete and return the forms from the link below.
You may drop-off, FAX, or mail your application to:
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Attn: Deputy Shoemaker
106 4th Ave East, Polson, MT, 59860
(406) 883-7305 Fax
For more information contact Deputy Shoemaker
Phone (406) 883-7301
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Application Form

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