The city will be responsible for providing liability insurance and also the uniforms/clothing for the officers.
According to Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship, who started out in law enforcement as a reserve deputy, these officers are required to qualify each year with handguns and are also free to attend training classes which the regular police officers attend.
“We have reserve deputy positions, a couple of ABI guys who are certified,” said Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver who attended the meeting. “It has worked out pretty well. We do background checks.”
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