Mission Statement

To create, raise and administer a fund that will provide financial resources to help meet the health, educational, social welfare, cultural, and civic needs of the people of Worcester County, including, but not limited to: assisting charitable and educational institutions; for promoting education, health, and safety; for scientific research; for the care of the needy, sick, aged, incarcerated, or helpless; for the care of children; for the betterment of living and working conditions; for public safety and law enforcement; for recreation for all citizens of Worcester County; and for other public and/or charitable uses and purposes as will best make for mental, moral and physical improvement, or contribute to the public welfare.

The Role of Reserve Deputy Sheriff

A Reserve Deputy is a person of good moral character who does not necessarily have a law enforcement background. A Reserve Deputy is eligible to be appointed as a member of the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association based on the following criteria:

  • Position in the community
  • Willingness to perform community service
  • Ability to be an asset to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department

Only when called upon by the High Sheriff or Special Sheriff does a Reserve Deputy have the powers, duties, authority, responsibility & honors of a Deputy Sheriff, as provided for by the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 37, Section 13 and Chapter 269, Section 1.

All Reserve Deputies serve at the will and pleasure of the Sheriff and agree to obey the lawful commands of the Sheriff or his designee and follow the rules and regulations of the association and the department.

For more information on the WCRDSA please call (508) 796-2638.

Our Commitment to Worcester County in 2022
  • Random Acts of Kindness: To start the year, our teams distribute thousands of goody bags to teachers, first responders, small business employees, municipal workers, and many others.
  • Memorial Day at Saint John’s Cemetery: In May, our organization places over 5,000 American flags on the graves of fallen Veterans in Worcester’s Saint John’s Cemetery.
  • Senior Picnic: During the summer, we host the largest senior picnic in New England, bringing joy to over 1,200 seniors across Worcester County.
  • WCSO Organic Farm: Our organization supports the Sheriff’s inmate-run organic farm initiative that distributes over 40,000 lbs. of produce to our local non-profit partners annually.
  • Winter Coat Drive: During the year’s final months, our teams distribute over 4,000 warm winter coats to those in need in every corner of Worcester County.