The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for new reserve deputies.
Applicants for the volunteer positions must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license, high school diploma or G.E.D and pass a basic physical and written test as well as an in-depth background investigation.
Applicants who pass the background investigation will be required to participate in a reserve academy, which begins in January. Successful candidates must volunteer at least 16 hours each month assisting sheriff's deputies in their day-to-day duties. Reserve deputies must also attend the bi-monthly training sessions.
Applications and explanations of the basic physical and written tests are available at the Sheriff's Office in the Hall of Justice, 312 SW 1st Ave, Kelso, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 360-577-3092 or go to http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/index.aspx?nid=984.
The Sheriff's Office will accept applications through October 1.