Members of the Special Deputy Unit provide officer and community safety in support of the Sheriff’s mission. Many full-time employees of the sheriff’s office once started as Special Deputies.
When a candidate becomes a special deputy, the new special deputy is state certified as a peace officer with the same authority as a regular deputy. Special deputies are usually employed full-time in other vocations.
The special deputies are required to volunteer sixteen hours a month working as deputies to fulfill their obligation to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, which, in turn, maintains their commissions.
Current and future goals of the Special Deputy Unit are to provide consistent, relevant and timely training for participating deputies; and to establish a Special Deputy Field Training Officer (FTO) program to further enhance and expand the unit’s organizational effectiveness, professionalism, reliability, and reputation in support of the Sheriff’s Office. The Special Deputies are under the direction of Special Deputy Steve Vollmar. Special Deputy Vollmar is a retired police chief and a former training officer of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
To Apply: Special Deputy Posting
In 2013, there were 15 active deputies serving under the direction of the Sheriff. These individuals contributed to the quality of life in Butler County by infusing their time, talent, experience and enthusiasm in complimenting departmental operations.
The unit strives to serve the Sheriff and community by assisting patrol operations, corrections operations, civil and court services, sexual offender registration and notification, chain gang operation, transport services and community-charity events.
Community services and charity support have included Hamilton Clean-Up Days, Butler County Fair, Memorial Day and July 4th parades, Veterans Day Ceremonies, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative Family Day, Hanover Township Kids Fest and Car Show, Hanover Haunted Harvest as well as other special details that arise throughout the year.