Reserve Unit

Undersheriff Larry Roland
710 N. 7th Street
Suite 20
Phone: 913-573-2861

The Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division consists of volunteers from the community that represent the Sheriff’s Office in a community service manner.

The Reserve Division responsibilities include:

  • Working with inmates, the courts, and with the public
  • Reserve Deputy Supervisors coordinate the coverage of special events
  • Working special events such as parades, church / community events, school events, and many others
  • Working with and around children using the McGruff program to help parents to make their children aware of safety
  • Assisting with the awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, the dangers of legal and illegal drugs, and other anti-crime / anti-drug issues

The Reserve Division Officers average about 3,500 hours of (volunteer) service per year. Reserve deputies assume their own expenses. The monetary savings of this activity to the county amounts to more than an estimated $1,000,000.00 worth of salaries, benefits, uniforms & equipment for approximately 30 officers for one year. The Reserve Officer program is an effective way to increase available personnel without capital expenditures.

Sheriff’s Reserve Officers assist the Sheriff in meeting community emergency response needs. Each reserve deputy shares a common dedication to law enforcement and the community. They also share the belief that through their efforts they can make Wyandotte County a better place to live. Reserve deputies include mechanics, clerks, secretaries, and self-employed business people. Many reserve deputy families have long traditions of law enforcement. Some reservists previously worked as regular law officers and many regular deputies began their career as a reserve deputy.

Reserve Officer Obligation of service consists of:

  • 16 hours a month in the individuals assigned Division.
  • 24 hours a year in community service events (such as parades).
  • 20 hours a year training time.
  • Annual firearms training and qualification.
  • Others requirements as specified by the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office and/or the State of Kansas.