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 Volunteer/ Reserve Police Officers must complete the State approved Basic Peace Officer Certification course which is now over 600 hours.  Most do this training at their own expense through The University of Houston, The Houston Community College System or at other area colleges.  Several volunteer Deputies are retired police officers.  Deputies at Precinct 6 are required to be bonded and put in 24 hours of service per month in addition to State required in-service classes.  Deputies must pay for their own uniforms, weapon and leather gear.  A benefit for these volunteers is the experience, free or low cost training and a chance to build a good resume while contributing to the community.  Many volunteers move on to full time paid positions at area departments.    Each team of Deputies are supervised by a Sergeant.

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OTHER DUTIES OF VOLUNTEER DEPUTIES:  The EWI Enforcement Team patrols the streets of east Houston on Friday, Saturday and most holidays looking for intoxicated drivers.  These Deputies are trained on DWI arrests and some are trained to operate the intoxilyzer machine.  The Community Service Division provides service to schools, churches and local citizen groups as well as coordinating baseball Little Leagues.  There are 11 Deputies who own and use police motorcycles in Pct. 6.  Merchants in this east community joined together to provide police bicycles for Reserve Officers to patrol stores and shops.  This program is expanding to other areas of the precinct.  All of these programs and others now ongoing are possible because of Volunteer/Reserve peace officers.

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