LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division, a non-profit volunteer organization which works with the sheriff’s office.

The reserve division is seeking candidates who want to help the community.

“The LCSO Reserve Division is one of the most highly trained, professional and well-respected units of its kind,” said Devin Greene, reserve division lieutenant.

Duties include working community events, sporting events, road patrol with road deputies, off-road vehicle, snowmobile and marine patrol, disaster relief, crime scenes, traffic details, hemp flights, as well as many other functions.

The reserve academy starts in the winter and will generally run one day per week for four hours, for about four months. There are a couple Saturdays involved as well, Greene added.

This is a volunteer position. Training can be waived (in part) if prior law enforcement experience has been achieved. This is on a case-by-case basis.

Applications can be obtained by emailing Greene at dgreene@co.lake.mi.us.

The applications also can be be picked up and dropped off to the sheriffs office

“Make a difference by being part of the LCSO team while serving the Community,” Greene said.