Chief D. Deleon
The HCSO Reserve Command is the largest sheriff's reserve organization in Texas and second largest in the nation. Other departments throughout the nation have emulated the HCSO Reserve program as an effective way to increase available personnel without capital expenditures. The monetary savings of the HCSO Reserve Command to Harris County totals more than $100 million over the last 40 years.
HCSO Reserve deputies have the same training, legal authority and responsibilities as full-time HCSO deputies. The primary difference is they volunteer their services without monetary compensation.
Reserve deputies work in all areas of the HCSO, such as Patrol, Criminal Warrants, Criminal Investigations, Fugitive Transports, Tactical Medicine, Marine Patrol and more.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office Reserve Command has approximately 200 volunteers with diverse skills, knowledge and experience. They include engineers, mechanics, doctors, corporate managers and attorneys. Some reservists have previously been full time law enforcement officers and many full time deputies began their career as a reserve deputy.
To see HCSO Reserve requirements and to apply click here.