The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division recently received a $250 donation from the Knights of Nemesis Social Club and Parade.
The donation was presented by Nemesis President Billy Showalter, Vice President Don Picou and Treasurer Robby Showalter. Accepting the donation on behalf of the Reserve Division were Sgt. Eric Eilers, Reserve Lt. Tony Jeansonne, Reserve Dep. Mike Chutz and Reserve Dep. Robert Smith.
The Reserve Division is comprised of volunteer officers who supplement the Sheriff’s Office’s 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 Capt. Borchers at (504) 278-7628 or Sgt. Eilers at (504) 278-7799.