Background Checks & In-House Training
The Otero County Sheriff’s Reserves are a group of highly trained volunteers from the community that help support the department. Each person involved goes through a hiring process with complete background check. In the spring every year we have a training academy consisting of 240 plus hours of both classroom and hands on training. This training generally starts in January and the class graduates in late June.
Upon completion of the training the new reserves are put through approximately 175 hours of on the job training to include spending time in dispatch, evidence, court house and in the different areas of the county (the Alamogordo area, Chaparral, and the mountains).