The first Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy has entered the final stage of training.
TCSO Reserve Deputy Mike Leitch has finished his require field training hours under the new standards instituted by Sheriff Regalado.
Reserves completed Fit For Duty exams on June 24th.
40 reserves passed the exams and are now eligible to pursue the necessary training hours.
The reserve program will be reinstated gradually as individual reserves meet the new requirements.
In addition to Leitch, four other reserves could potentially finish their training hours and return to active duty over the next six weeks.
Notable Changes to TCSO Reserve Program:
- Reserves no longer patrol solo. Must patrol with a sworn deputy.
- Reserves no longer serve on specialty units such as SWAT
- New Bi-annual evaluation of training records
- Fit for Duty exams before returning to service
- Increased training hours for all reserves. (240 hours of basic training, 480 hours of field training, 40 hour “refresher course” of patrol functions and other skills)