The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office was founded in 1830 when Delamore Duncan was named the first Sheriff for a newly organized territory called Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo County was comprised of few farms, a lot of wooded land and two small towns called Schoolcraft and "Bronson", whose name was changed six years later to Kalamazoo. The population was a few hundred but a decade of growth saw its population quickly rise to seven thousand. In 2015 the population of Kalamazoo County is 251,000 and the county is dotted with many agricultural areas, two main Cities, Kalamazoo and Portage, and several smaller villages.
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is looking to recruit volunteers for the Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division. The recruitment for the Reserve Academy will run until September 1, 2018 with the new academy starting in January 2019.
The academy is sponsored by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office and is open to all county residents interested in volunteering their time and energy for the good of the community. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age or older and be able to pass a background check as well as a drug screening.
The Reserve Division has a diverse membership ranging from doctors to factory workers. The division is looking for new volunteers who are interested in the field of law enforcement, and doing such work as:
- Providing security at sporting events
- Providing security at the annual County Fair
- Riding on road patrol with deputy sheriffs
- Working with the correctional deputies in the county jail
Applications for the academy are available at:
Learn more about the Reserve Academy by clicking here