Wapello County Sheriff's Reserves looking for applications

The Wapello County Sheriff's Reserves are looking for interested applicants.

If you have an interest in law enforcement and want to help your community in a positive way, the Wapello County Sheriff's Reserves are looking for people interested in becoming reserves officers.

Those interested don't need to have a training or background in law enforcement, in fact, many of the current officers come from backgrounds like management and business.

"It takes all types, but people that have an interest in law enforcement and see the benefits of volunteering," said Sheriff Mark Miller of the Wapello County Sheriff's Office. "The reserves do a lot of good things for the community."

Sheriff Miller said some of the duties of the reserves including patrolling with sheriff's deputies as an extra set of eyes and ears on busy nights, as well as fill in for added security at events like the Wapello County Fair or at crime scenes. The Sheriff's Reserves also host the popular Shop with a Cop program in the fall to help out families in need at Christmas time.

Being a Sheriff's Reserve Officer is a volunteer position and requires commitment and a lot of training, but if you're interested, applications can be picked up at the Wapello County Sheriff's Office at 330 West Second Street in Ottumwa and will be accepted until May 31st.

For more information, contact the sheriff's office at 641-684-4350.