The Plymouth County Sheriff's Reserve Unit was established in 1993 and has been a vital part of the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office since that time. The purpose of the unit is to assist the sheriff in carrying out the duties and responsibilities assigned to the sheriff concerning safety and protection of the citizens of Plymouth County.
The sheriff's reserve unit consists of 11 officers. Recently, 9 were added and all of the officers are certified to carry firearms.
The Plymouth County Sheriff's Reserves are members of the Iowa State Reserve Officer's Association, of which Officer Hedum served on its board of directors for many years. The unit received the prestigious award of "Reserve Unit of the Year" in 1996.
The unit members are able to carry out the functions of a regular deputy sheriff. The unit has assisted in all the communities in the county over the last 17 years. Some of events have been: street dances, centennial celebrations, RAGBRAI, Plymouth County Fair activities, traffic safety checks, YMCA runs and Hinton tractor pulls.
The reserve unit consists of: