St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office accepting applications for Reserve Division deputies

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Reserve Division volunteer officers to supplement its regular force of sheriff’s deputies, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

“Our Reserve Division plays an important role in supplementing our police force in specific situations, including working during large scale events such as festivals, parades and athletic events throughout the parish,” Sheriff Pohlmann said. “Many have gone on to become full-time, paid sheriff’s deputies and are still with us.”

Capt. Charles Borchers, commander of the Reserve Division, said reserve officers are unpaid, volunteer deputies.

“You do not need a background in law enforcement,” Borchers said. “We provide all training and supply uniforms as well.”

To apply, Borchers said a person must meet the following criteria:

  • Live in St. Bernard Parish
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a clean police record; background checks will be conducted.

For more information, or to obtain an application, contact Borchers at (504) 278-7628 or Sgt. Eric Eilers at (504) 278-7799.