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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office looking for Reserve Deputies

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

The Sheriff's Office will accept applications through October 1.

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