CCSO relaunching Reserve Officer Program

Published 4:04 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Carter County has a long-standing history of our citizens stepping up to help our community, and in that spirit of volunteerism, the Carter County Sheriff’s Office is relaunching its Reserve Officer Program.
Through this program, residents have an opportunity to give back to their community by giving their time to aid and assist our deputies in serving the community.
“Years ago, the Carter County Sheriff’s Office was blessed to have a very active Reserve Officer Program,” Sheriff Mike Fraley said. “However, over the years the program fell to the wayside and eventually ceased to exist. We are currently working to reinstate the program because we believe it will provide a benefit to our community and the department.”
Through the Reserve Officer Program, citizen volunteers undergo training and then work alongside the department’s certified officers in serving the community in a variety of ways.
“This is a perfect opportunity for someone passionate about their community who may not want a full-time career in law enforcement, but they are interested in serving others,” Sheriff Fraley said. The newly revamped Reserve Officer Program is expected to debut in early 2024, and to prepare for the launch, the Carter County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for those interested in serving as a reserve officer. To be eligible for the program, applicants must be 21 years of age, complete a physical and psychological assessment, pass a criminal background check, and pass the Civil Service Exam. Applications are available for pickup in the CCSO Dispatch Office located in the lobby of the Carter County Detention Center.

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