The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for the 2018 Reserve Deputy training program. In order to apply, a candidate must:

• Be 21 years of age or older.

• Have high school diploma or GED.

• Have a valid Arkansas Driver’s License.

• Have no felony convictions or violent misdemeanors (all other criminal/traffic history will be taken into consideration).

• Be able to pass drug test.

• Pass physical from primary care physician.

• Be able to pass psychological evaluation.

• Be able to train every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 1800-2200 and most Saturday’s from mid February through Toad Suck Days.

• Be willing to purchase uniforms, firearm, other equipment.

• Be willing to put self in harms way during the function of the job.

• Live in Faulkner County.

• Be physically capable of performing the duties of a law enforcement officer.

Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals said he is very supportive of the Reserve Deputy Program and has appointed a full-time deputy as a liaison. The Reserve Commander is John Camp, who currently heads up the Reserve Deputy program. Faulkner County is fortunate to have a group of 30 dedicated men and women in our Part Time II and Reserve Deputy Program, Ryals said. Our Reserve Deputies are highly trained and volunteered over 10,000 hours of their time to the sheriff’s office, he said.

The Faulkner County Reserve Deputies assist the Sheriff’s Office in many capacities including:

• Prisoner transports and extraditions.

• Patrolling with or under the supervision of full time deputies.

• Serving as Bailiffs in the various courts.

• Providing security, crowd control, and similar functions at many public events.

• Many other duties related to all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office responsibilities.

It would be impossible for the sheriff’s office to satisfactorily and efficiently perform all the duties and provide all the services it does without our Reserve Deputies. They are an extremely valuable part of the team, Ryals said.

The Reserve Deputy Program hosts a Part Time II and Reserve Deputy Training Class once a year. The class normally begins in February, with meetings every Tuesday and Thursday evening and several Saturdays until the graduation in April. Once the candidates have graduated, they are a Certified Part Time II and Reserve Law Enforcement Officer for the state of Arkansas. Reserve Deputies are responsible for providing their own uniforms and equipment.

For more information about the Reserve Deputy Program, contact John Camp at john.camp@fcso.ar.gov. or log onto the FCSO website. Applications are accepted until Feb. 1, 2018.