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OCSD Reserves: National Volunteer Week

The Reserve Division is comprised of sworn Reserve Deputies, Professional Services Responders (PSR), Explorers and Chaplains.

Sworn Reserves assist the Sheriff’s department with its general law enforcement needs. They also assist other law enforcement agencies at local, State and Federal levels with mutual aid in emergency situations and with specialty assignments.

PSRs dedicate the professional skills, expertise and time at no cost to internal departmental needs.

Chaplains provide comfort, counseling and religious intervention to department personnel and citizens in times of crisis or family trauma.

The Explorers assist Sheriff Personnel with traffic and crowd control at Sheriff’s Academy graduations, parades, carnivals, building dedications, safety fairs and emergency roadblocks. In addition, they assist with public education, child identification and crime awareness. The Post’s Color Guard presents the flag at civic and community events.

During fiscal year 2011/2012 the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Bureau donated a total of 124,229 hours valued at $5,024,857.00 to the citizens of Orange County.

Thank you to 803 men and women who make up the Reserve Bureau.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Reserves, please visit the Reserve Bureau website here.