WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
215 SW ADAMS, MS 32
HILLSBORO, OREGON 97123
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Updated: February 19, 2020
Job Classification: Volunteer Reserve Deputy (Unpaid)
Washington County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for Volunteer Reserve Deputy (Unpaid) and encourages you to submit scores. It is important that you submit your scores to WCSO by the deadline to be considered for employment. Next Deadline: WCSO will pull scores from NTN on April 30, 2020, so if you are planning to apply your FrontLine National Test Score MUST be in the NTN system (visible to WCSO) by 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020, to be considered for the 2021 Reserve Academy.
Physical Ability Test (PAT)Washington County Sheriff’s Office accepts all official PAT scores and does not limit its applicants to the Oregon ORPAT. Valid PAT testing from the following sources will be accepted:
NTN Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and Work Attitude Questionnaire (WAQ)
WCSO Application Process
Testing Dates: Testing is available at any of the current NTN Testing Centers.
WCSO Reserve Academy
Applicants who complete the NTN test by April 30, 2020 will be considered for the next Reserve Academy beginning in early January 2021.
The Academy will run through late May 2021 and will include 20 hours of class per week. Classes take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-10pm and Saturdays from 8am-5pm. Attendance at each class is very important.
The Mission of the Sheriff's Office is Conserving the Peace Through Values-Driven ServiceWe envision Washington County as the safest urban county in Oregon by building strong community partnerships, providing excellent customer service, practicing prudent fiscal operations, and embracing excellence.
The Reserve ProgramWashington County Reserve Deputy Sheriffs are sworn law enforcement officers who assist regular deputies in the performance of their duties. This includes answering emergency calls, rendering aid, making arrests, and testifying in court. Reserve Deputy Sheriffs wear the same uniforms and use the same equipment as their full-time counterparts. Individuals accepted into the Reserve Program will be fully trained for work in our Patrol Division. They will also receive a comprehensive introduction to the Washington County Jail. Reserve Deputies may choose to volunteer their time in the Jail in addition to Patrol.
Rigorous Training First-rate training and hands-on experience are combined to prepare Reserve Deputies to meet the same demanding standards as regular full-time deputies.
· Washington County Reserve Academy· Interagency Firearms Skills Training (IFAST)· Tactical Communications, Crisis Intervention, and Defensive Tactics · Introduction to the Washington County Jail · Field Training with Regular Sheriff's Deputies Following the application phase and reserve academy, our reserves are required to work a minimum of 48 hours per quarter. This time can be volunteered in a variety of ways. The majority of time is spent with a full-time deputy sheriff on patrol or in the jail. However, our reserves also participate in the DUII Victims Panel and are subject to call-outs via pager for critical incidents to assist with crime scene security.
Each year, Reserves are requested to provide security at a variety of special events, such as the Tigard Festival of Balloons, Beaverton Good Neighbors Days, Washington County Fair and Rodeo, and USGA Golf Tournaments. Reserve Deputies also perform Bike Patrol enforcement at Bethany Village and other major shopping centers in Washington County.
Join Us in Serving Your Community Washington County Reserve Deputies are a respected and important part of our organization. Participating in the Washington County Reserve Program is a unique and fulfilling way of giving back to the community as a volunteer. In fact, many community members find the work so rewarding that they later call upon their volunteer experience to help them begin a new career in law enforcement.
All candidates are required to complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) by the closing date to be considered. The PHQ can be accessed through your candidate account. Washington County will contact candidates selected to move forward to the next step in the selection process.Contact InformationWashington County Sheriff’s OfficeVolunteer & Intern Program Coordinator(503) firstname.lastname@example.org
Why volunteer for Washington County’s Sheriff’s Office?
Area InformationWashington County and the Portland metropolitan area are nationally recognized as being among the most livable areas in the country. Located on the western edge of Portland, Washington County is the second largest and fastest growing urban county in Oregon, with approximately 560,000 residents. The community is Oregon’s most ethnically diverse, drawing from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Indo-China, the Pacific nations and Africa. Residents and institutions alike reflect a global perspective.Washington County encompasses 727 square miles with 12 incorporated cities. The community enjoys excellent schools and a uniquely diverse array of cultural and recreational activities. Learn more about Oregon’s Washington County from the Washington County Visitors Association.
Age: Must be at least 21 years of age by hire date.
US Citizen: Reserve Deputy Recruits must be US Citizens.
High School Grad/GED: Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate of high school equivalency.
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and have an acceptable driving record.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Qualified applicants who are Bilingual/Bicultural are encouraged to apply.
Vision: Not less than 20/200 in one eye or both eyes, corrected to 20/20 in both eyes combined.
Academy Certification: None
Prior Experience: None
Necessary Certifications: Must be eligible for certification in first aid and CPR.
Steps To Begin The Process: To be considered a candidate for Reserve Deputy all applicants must: