Reserve Deputy Sheriff Unit (RDSU)


The Reserve Deputy Sheriff Unit (RDSU) consists of approximately 20 highly trained volunteers who episodically supplement agency personnel resources in all divisions, as appropriate to their role, authority and agency need. Unit members represent the epitome of public service. Each member has attended a special reserve police officer academy and, working under the authority of a certified Deputy Sheriff, operates in support of their partner in full uniform.


Minimally, Reserve Deputy Sheriff's volunteer 8 hours per month, work 2 special events per year and attend regular scheduled unit meetings. The unit is often utilized in emergency circumstances as well as during normal operational activities when additional personnel are necessary to augment the agency's response to a unique or special event.


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Minimum requirements are 21 years of age, have a Michigan CPL prior to completing the selection process, and have a clear criminal history and a good driving record. Completion of a reserve academy in Michigan is required prior to proceeding in the Reserve Deputy Sheriff selection process. 

If you have questions regarding the Reserve Unit or would like further information, please email Sergeant Eugene Rush or call 734-973-4694.

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