Reserve deputies perform services for the office without compensation.
The unit assists deputies in the delivery of non-precarious services. Some responsibilities include directing traffic at an accident or fire scene, assisting in the search for lost persons or evidence, providing staffing or security at special assignments and events.
These assignments can include stake outs, sporting events, the Dakota County Fair, school functions and other public events. They also assist in transporting prisoners to the Dakota County Jail, conducting traffic surveys, animal control services, and enforcing various county and township ordinances.
Reserves may also be requested to assist members assigned to Crime Prevention, School Liaison and Neighborhood Watch Programs.
If you are interested in joining the Reserve Unit, visit the Dakota County Volunteer website.
For additional information please contact Sergeant Jacobson at 651-438-4700 or email@example.com.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office partners with Learning for Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing young adults to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice careers, to offer the Explorers Program.
Explorers are trained by department advisors in law enforcement techniques, community policing, crime prevention and first aid. The skills they learn are tested at state and national competitions.
- Gain an understanding of the law enforcement profession
- Learn about ethics involved with law enforcement
- Improve decision making and problem solving skills
- Improve communication skills
- Improve leadership skills
- Complete the eighth grade
- Be 14-20 years of age
- Submit an application
- Pass a background check
- Maintain an average grade of C or better
- Pass a six-month probationary period
If you are interested in joining the Explorers Program, we are now accepting applications. Complete an Explorer Application.
For additional information, please contact Sergeant Dawanna Witt at firstname.lastname@example.org.