[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Warren County 7-17-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Deputy Sheriffs of the Warren County Sheriff's Department are hereby permitted to engage in off-duty employment which may occasionally require the use of their police powers in the performance of such employment. The promulgation of reasonable rules and regulations to apply to such off-duty employment is hereby delegated to the Sheriff of Warren County. Such rules and regulations are to be filed in the office of the County Administrator and to be exhibited therein for inspection to any member of the public upon request therefor.
The County Sheriff is hereby authorized to appoint auxiliary deputies as he deems necessary, not to exceed the number of 12.
The County Sheriff, with the approval of the Board of Supervisors, shall establish rules and regulations concerning the operation of the Sheriff's Auxiliary, including their uniforms, arms and equipment, and training.
Persons appointed to the Sheriff's Auxiliary shall be of good character. Their appointment shall be revocable at any time by the Sheriff or upon a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors.
The Sheriff's Auxiliary may be called into service as deemed necessary by the Sheriff or, in times of public emergencies, by the County Director of Emergency Services. Said Auxiliary may also be called into service at such times as there are insufficient numbers of regular Sheriff Deputies to preserve the peace, safety and good order of the county and at any time for the purpose of training.
When called into service, the auxiliary deputies shall wear the prescribed uniform and shall have all the powers and authority and all the immunities of constables at common law and shall have all of the power and authority and all of the immunities of full-time law enforcement officers if all work forces have met the training requirements established by the Department of Criminal Justice Services, under § 9-170 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, or its successor statute.
Persons appointed to the Sheriff's Auxiliary shall serve without compensation. The Auxiliary may be permitted to conduct certain fundraising activities for the mutual benefit of said Auxiliary as permitted by the Board of Supervisors.
Persons appointed to the Sheriff's Auxiliary may not engage in employment which may occasionally require the use of their police powers in the performance of such employment unless such employment is specifically approved by the Board of Supervisors. The Director of Emergency Services, upon the recommendation of the Sheriff, may grant such approval when deemed necessary to protect the public safety. Such approval shall be valid only until the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors at which time the Board shall act on the matter.