Uniform Volunteer Service Unit (Reserves)
The Uniform Volunteer Services Unit is comprised of up to 40 sworn volunteer deputies (reserves). These deputies perform various functions throughout the year, ranging from security at special events, to assisting with regular road patrol. The UVSU is always accepting applications. In order to see if you qualify, please click the button below.
Within the UVSU are two specialties that officers can participate in if they choose:
- Mounted Patrol: The Wayne County Sheriff's Department had the first Mounted Patrol Unit in the state. The Mounted Patrol periodically brings in certified instructors to put on classes. The Mounted Patrol has also travelled to other locations such as the Kentucky Horse Park for the National Mounted Police Colloquium and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Mounted Patrol Unit for training. The Mounted Patrol performs patrol activities during the Wayne County 4-H Fair, fireworks displays, and other special events. They also assist with the community outreach program by helping with Community Policing. Mounted Patrol officers provide their own mounts and transportation.
- Bike Patrol: The Bike Patrol performs patrol activities during the Wayne County 4-H Fair and other special events. They also assist with the community outreach program by helping with Community Policing. Bikes and equipment for the Bike Patrol are provided by the department.