The Reserve Integrity Unit (RIU) was developed and implemented to aid stations
with handling and completing internal administrative investigations involving
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs.
On occasions the time for completing administrative investigations involving Reserves
has been very lengthy. In other cases, investigations have not been completed
due to lack of clarity over which unit is responsible for initiating and/or handling the
This unit serves as an investigative resource for units that are dealing with internal
investigations concerning Reserve personnel. The unit will not usurp the authority
of individual units to handle their own investigations regarding Reserves assigned
to them. Rather, the RIU is intended to serve solely as an investigative option for
units dealing with such investigations.