The Reserve Sheriff's Deputies of the Kalkaska County Sheriff Office are volunteer citizens dedicated to the service of Kalkaska County, giving freely of their time to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of their county. They provide a small, highly motivated and skilled resource to assist and supplement the Sheriff's Office in performing its duties in providing professional police services in promoting the health, safety and welfare of all.
The Reserve unit's primary purpose is to act as a well-trained support unit to assist members of the Kalkaska Sheriff Office with their individual duties. Reserve Deputies will also be authorized and may be utilized to assist in special events and critical incidents, including natural disasters.
The Reserve Deputy Unit receives monthly training in a variety of topics including, but not limited to first-aid, defensive tactics, firearms, criminal law and arrest procedures. Reserve Deputies derive their authority from the certified Deputy to whom they are assigned and/or under the supervision of. Reserve Deputies have full authority as police officers when on duty and under the direction of a certified Deputy.
Sgt. Eric Johnson is designated as the supervising sergeant of the Kalkaska Sheriff Office Reserve Unit.
Deputy Ben Hawkins is assigned as the Advisory Deputy to the Kalkaska Sheriff Office Reserve Unit and provides day to day supervision and conducts training for the Unit.
The Reserve Unit is comprised of one Reserve Deputy appointed as Reserve Sergeant, one Reserve Deputy assigned as Secretary and the remaining members of the Unit.
The Reserve Sergeant has supervision over all members of the Reserve Unit and is under the command of the Advisory Deputy. The Reserve Sergeant is responsible for coordinating all training events, ensuring that the proper number of Reserve Deputies are assigned / available for all Special Events.
The Reserve Unit Secretary is under the command of the Reserve Sergeant and is responsible for maintaining any and all Reserve Unit records in conjunction with the Reserve Unit Advisor.
The Sheriff's Office extends a special thank you to our Reserve Unit. The success of our department is shared with the Reserve Deputies above. Their assistance during the major events in the community; as well as, their many hours volunteered and interest in Law Enforcement is greatly appreciated.