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.