Reserve Deputy applications being accepted

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for an upcoming Reserve Deputy training session. The Reserve Deputy Program is an intensive training course that allows interested persons to become volunteer deputies. 

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Training Program includes instruction on firearms, laws of arrest, searches and seizures, evidence, crisis intervention, officer survival, ethics, constitutional law, local ordinances and policies, radio communications, handling prisoners, handling juveniles and human relations.

The class is held 2 nights per week and includes some weekend training, for a total of approximately 140 hours. After successful completion, Reserve Deputies are assigned to a full time Deputy for field training for a minimum of 240 hours. Reserve Deputies are required to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month to maintain employment. 

Minimum requirements:

Be of good moral character 
Possess a high school diploma or GED 
Must be at least 21 years of age (18 years of age for non-sworn) 
Possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License and have a good driving record 
Have not committed or been convicted of any felony or serious misdemeanor or crime of moral turpitude
Have not been convicted of driving under the influence the past 10 years 
Be in good physical health 
Have a satisfactory credit history 
Be a citizen of the United States 
Have an Honorable Military Discharge, if applicable 

All interested persons may pick up an application at the Sheriff's Office located in the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center or download an application from our website.