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The duties of a Reserve Deputy Sheriff include but are not limited to:
  • Attend monthly Reserve meetings, held on the first Wednesday of the month.
  • Perform a minimum of 16 hours of volunteer duties as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff each month.
  • Affect an arrest, forcibly if necessary.
  • Subdue resisting subjects using hands and feet while employing defensive tactic maneuvers or approved non-lethal weapons.
  • Pursue fleeing suspects on foot both day and night in unfamiliar terrain.
  • Use bodily force to gain entrance through barriers to search, seize, investigate and/or rescue.
  • Perform searches of persons.
  • Climb over obstacles, through openings, jump down from elevated surfaces. Jump over obstacles, ditches, and streams.
  • Crawl in confined areas to pursue, search, investigate, and/or rescue.
  • Conduct searches of buildings and large outdoor areas.
  • Perform tasks which require lifting, carrying, or dragging people or heavy objects while performing arrest, rescue, or general patrol functions.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Communicate effectively over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
  • Communicate verbally and effectively by listening to people and by giving information, directions, and commands.
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Operate emergency vehicle during both the day and night in pursuit situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits while exercising due care and caution, in exception to traffic control devices and in congested traffic, unsafe road conditions, and environmental conditions.
  • Load, unload, aim, and fire handguns, shotguns, and other agency firearms from a variety of body positions in situations that justify the use of deadly force while maintaining emotional control under extreme stress.
  • May serve a variety of civil actions.
  • Conduct law enforcement investigations to include the following critical tasks; protect crime and traffic accident scenes, conduct interviews, record information, measure and diagram crime and traffic accident scenes, prepare detailed reports of investigative findings, seize and process evidence, and present testimony and evidence in both civil and criminal court proceedings.
  • Perform a variety of public assistance activities. Exercise independent judgment within legal guidelines.
  • Maintain Arizona P.O.S.T. certification requirements and adhere to all Office policies and procedures. Be present at work site to perform assigned tasks at the times and dates scheduled/assigned by the supervisor.