Sheriff's Reserves

Sheriff's Reserves

The Sheriff's Reserves are a 50-member volunteer force that started in 1965, and it includes sworn deputies as well as the Senior Reserves. Members are on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies in Scott County and occasionally surrounding counties. In 2014, the Sheriff’s Reserves provided over 5,300 hours of community and law enforcement services at no cost to the county taxpayers.

Routine scheduled duties include weekend patrol shifts as well as traffic control at parades, presidential visits, and other events throughout the county. Members also assist local police agencies during unscheduled call outs for crime scene control, highway accidents, missing persons, and weather emergencies. Whatever event they support, the reserve deputies supplement full-time officers to serve and protect the community.

Applicants for reserve deputy positions must meet the same qualifications as the full-time deputies. Among these requirements are a physical agility test, a written test, and a thorough background investigation.

Newly selected reserve deputies undergo 96 hours of initial classroom training, mainly on weekends, through Hawkeye Community College. This is followed by 200 hours of in-house training, some of which is patrolling with full-time deputies. The in-house training also includes the use of deadly force and less lethal methods. Upon completion of all initial training, reserve deputies have the same authority as their full-time counterparts and can ride with another reserve. Although some equipment is issued, new reserve deputies provide their own uniforms and other gear.

When the Scott County Sheriff’s Office recruits volunteer reserve deputies, openings will be announced here:

News & Notices

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Scott County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Joe Caffery and Deputy Dan Grafton will be recipients of the Life Saving Award. On February 13, 2017 Lieutenant Caffery and Deputy Grafton responded to a call for service in regards to an unresponsive female in Park View, Iowa...
Posted: April 19, 2017
On Thursday, April 20 th , at 0900, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Promotional Ceremony in the Sheriff’s Office Conference Room on the second floor of the Scott County Courthouse. Deputy Joshua Wall will be promoted to the rank of sergeant, Sergeant Thomas Gibbs will be promoted to...
Posted: April 19, 2017
Media Release Crime Trends of Stolen Vehicles “Lock It Up” – Initiative April 7, 2017 On behalf of Quad City law enforcement leaders from: Davenport Police Department, Bettendorf Police Department, Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Rock Island Police Department, Moline Police Department and the...
Posted: April 7, 2017