For those that follow this blog, you know that last year I completed the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy to become a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. I serve, among many other duties, primarily as a member of the Technical Rescue Team, part of the Search and Rescue Unit. (Technical Rescue – think ropes, rappelling and hoisting folks out of tough spots.)
I’ve had friends ask what is a Reserve? I thought the poster image above summed it up nicely and decided to post it so I can refer to it in the future. Reserves are duly sworn law enforcement personnel who have trained to serve in a Law Enforcement capacity but do so as a volunteer. Usually comprised of people who enjoy their current careers but are looking for additional ways to serve their local communities. It also happens to be a lot of fun.