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Apr 26, 2014 11:55 AM by AP

Reserve deputies key players in Webster Parish

MINDEN, La. (AP) - Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton heads a force of roughly 137 deputies in the various departments of his office. Included in that number are 22 or so deputies tasked with patrolling the length and width of the parish.

While you won't find them in the budget or numbered among full-time personnel, The Minden Press-Herald reports there's another group of about 25 individuals who assist those patrol deputies and have an important role in the sheriff's law enforcement plan for the parish.

Reserve deputies perform many of the duties and are held to the same standards of a full-time, commissioned deputy. Reserves are required to have a high school diploma or the equivalent and must undergo a background check.

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