Reserve Deputies augment the ever expanding needs of the Patrol Division. They assist the sheriff’s office performing its mission through their professional law enforcement services provided to the community.
In order to effectively provide service to the 6, 215 square miles comprising Cochise County, the Sheriff’s Office is divided into three patrol districts with six dedicated substations, and one satellite substation. The three patrol districts are:
District 1: Sierra Vista
District 2: Bisbee Douglas, and Elfrida
District 3: Willcox (with the one satellite substation located in Bowie), and Benson
Reserve Deputies can work in any of the three patrol districts. They can also work in the Investigations Division only after having completed at least eight hours of patrol duties of their required 16 hours per month.
Each reserve deputy is assigned a Colt .45 automatic handgun. Supplementary to firearms, reserve deputies are also trained in the use of less-lethal devices, such as Taser stun guns and Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper) spray.
Reserve deputies in addition to an assignment to the patrol division, may also perform additional duties as SWAT team officers, Search and Rescue Coordinators, Traffic Accident Investigators, Physical Fitness instructors, and other specialized assignments.