Reserve Application

Reserve Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be 21 years of age
  • Attend VBC Citizens Police Academy
  • Background and reference check
  • FBI and MI fingerprint clearance
  • In good physical condition
  • Interview
  • Limited to 30 members
  • Must be a high school graduate
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must have a Michigan concealed pistol license
  • Must have a valid Michigan drivers license
  • Never committed to mental institution
  • No felony, crime of moral turpitude, or domestic violence conviction
  • Submit an application for employment

Reserve Training

  • Annual firearms training-qualifications
  • Communications equipment, radios, computers
  • Defense Tactics Training
  • First Aid for professional rescuer
  • Many, many more hours of training
Sheriff Vehicle in the Rain
Reserve Firearms Qulification

Interested in Joining?

To be considered as an applicant to the Van Buren County Division, the linked form below must be downloaded, filled out completely, and mailed back the the VBC Sheriffs Office

Once completed, send by US mail to: 

Van Buren County Sheriff's Office

205 S Kalamazoo, Paw Paw, Michigan, 49079, 

c/o Reserve Lieutenant

Please download and submit by mail our Reserve Application.