​ The Oakland County Sheriff's Office Reserve Unit is a community-based cadre of uniformed, trained volunteers.  They have all attended a college-accredited Reserve Academy which allows them to work in conjunction with full-time Sheriff’s Office personnel. They continually receive update​s and training, keeping them current with our ever- changing environment of law enforcement.  The Reserves are credited with donating more than 20,000 hours yearly to assist the Sheriff's Office on a variety of details. Qualified citizens attend a Reserve Officers Training Academy, and upon graduation join our officers on patrol and work special events within the county. Events include:​

  • High school football and basketball games
  • Local parades
  • Dream Cruise
  • Brooksie Way Half Marathon
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Polish Festival
  • 4H County Fair
  • Local 4th of July events

The Sheriff's Office is grateful for the volunteer assistance of the Reserves and thanks them for the time they give toward the safety and protection of the citizens of Oakland County.

If you are interested in becoming an Oakland County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy, please email Sgt. Burwell at