Reserve Patrol Deputy
Reserve Patrol Deputies
Sutter County Sheriff Reserve Patrol Deputies hail from all walks of life and our volunteers
also enjoy successful full time careers. Still, Reserve Deputies take pride assisting
the office in all aspects of law enforcement duties throughout the community. Becoming
a Reserve Deputy maintains the California P.O.S.T. status, thus an earned P.O.S.T. degree will
maintain and not expire. Reserve deputies are volunteers. Pay is commensurate with level status – Level I is $8.00 per
hour, Level II is $6.50 per hour. Association membership is available at $30.00 per
quarter and includes CRPOA membership with accompanying coverage. One membership meeting
per month and one training class per month are mandatory.
A Reserve Deputy's primary duty is to assist the regular beat deputies in the various aspects of law
enforcement. Some of those duties are answering in progress calls, calls for service,
report writing, traffic enforcement handling, domestic violence, coroner’s cases, DUI
checkpoints, surveillance and all law enforcement responsibilities. After completing
Field Training, Level I Reserve Deputies operate as solo units assisting the Patrol
Reserve Patrol Deputies receive the same training and maintain the same updates as
the regular deputies. Training is required by the state and our office. We are
certified in First Aid/CPR, weaponless defense, criminal law/legal updates. All deputies
are certified with handguns, tasers and most recently the AR-15. We receive narcotics
training and some of us are Drug Recognition certified. This training is mandatory to
keep Reserve status in ANY agency in California. Sutter County takes no exception in compliance.
Involved with the community, the Reserves sponsor community events such as our
Annual Easter Egg Hunt and the annual Crab Feed. Reserve deputies also participate along with
regular deputies at the Peach Festival, National Night Out, the Sikh parade and 4th of July.
Any funds generated by the association are used for training or returned to the community via
charitable organizations for families in need.
Through a state grant, the Sutter County Sheriff's Office is authorized to use Reserve Deputies
for Boat Patrol. These positions assist the Boat Deputies on various waterways throughout Sutter
County. Boat Patrol Reserves maintain the same training and meeting requirements. They also assist
in other duties as assigned.
If you find the field of law enforcement as exciting as we do, please contact Lieutenant Bruce Hutchinson
at (530) 822-7307 or send an application to the below address:
Lieutenant Bruce Hutchinson
Reserve Patrol Coordinator
Sutter County Sheriff's Office
1077 Civic Center Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993