Elkhart County Sheriff's Department


Volunteer reserves provide valuable help

Our reserves have earned Presidential Service Awards and saved taxpayers more than $300,000 annually by assisting our patrol division with staffing at critical times. The dedicated members of this unit receive professional training and authority from the sheriff to enforce laws and help people in need.

To learn more about joining this unique and important group, contact Chief Micah Hicks

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department strongly supports equal employment opportunity laws. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, gender, race, religious beliefs, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Please note: Reserves are not required to reside in Elkhart County to volunteer with our department.

Requirements for volunteer reserves 

  • At least 21 years of age
  • U.S. citizen of good character 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Valid driver's license

Tests and interviews 

  • Test of educational skills
  • In-person interview
  • Polygraph examination
  • Drug screen
  • Financial assessment
  • Character assessment