The Miller County Sheriff’s Office administers an Auxiliary Program also known as a “Reserve Deputy” program. We thank the men and women who have volunteered their time to assist the Sheriff’s Office in completing necessary tasks. Auxiliary Deputies, under the direction of a full time certified deputy, may direct traffic, assist with jail visitation, be called out during an emergency or disaster, or assist in a number of other ways. Applicants must meet the Minimum Standards established by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. (http://www.clest.org) click on the Auxiliary Officer link.
• Must be at least twenty-one years of age.
• Must not have been found guilty of a felony, even if the charge was later pardoned or expunged.
• Must not have been found guilty of a domestic violence offense.
• Must be a United State citizen.
• Must have a high school diploma or have passed the General Education Development (GED) test.
• Must meet physical requirements.
• Possess a valid driver’s license.
• Must pass a background investigation.
• Interviewed by an interview board.
• Must pass a psychological exam.
• Must pass a drug test.
Applicants are required to complete and pass a 100 hour training class including firearms qualifications. Auxiliary deputies are required to attend monthly meetings. If you have questions about this program or are interested in becoming an Auxiliary Deputy with the Miller County Sheriff’s Office contact the Program Supervisor, Investigator Wesley Penny at 870-774-3001.