There are two important groups within the Warren County Sheriff's Office that do not get a lot of recognition. They are the Special Deputies and Cadet Deputies.
The Special Deputy program is designed for state-certified peace officers who have an interest in serving citizens of Warren County. When they are in uniform, or otherwise assigned to an event, they are Deputy Sheriffs. That is, they possess the same legal powers of any law enforcement officer. Special Deputies donate a significant amount of their own time to our county. This could include training, partnering with road enforcement Deputies and community events, such as the county fair. Special Deputies must work sixteen hours per month.
The Cadet Deputy program is designed to bridge the gap between a civilian and sworn law enforcement officers. Cadets will undergo a selection process, which includes a background investigation; must be between 18 to 21 years of age at time of application, and have no criminal history. The hourly requirements are the same as those of a Special Deputy. Cadets must demonstrate an earnest desire to eventually become a state-certified law enforcement officer.
If you are interested in learning more about these programs, please contact Major Eric Johnson at 513-695-1662.