Reserve Deputy Program

Captain Jared Ruiz
Reserve Program
23060 Brian Rd. (Old Scenic Hwy.), Zachary, LA
Phone: (225) 389-5037
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Captain Jared Ruiz, Commander of the Reserve Division, has twenty years of Law Enforcement experience and began his career with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in July of 1996. Captain Ruiz started his career in Corrections until being selected to attend the L.S.U. Basic Training Academy in March of 2000. Upon graduating from the academy, Capt. Ruiz was assigned to Uniform Patrol where he served at Kleinpeter substation until being assigned to the United States Marshal Fugitive Task Force in 2004. After serving on the task force, Capt. Ruiz was assigned to the Detective Division where he was assigned to the General Detective, Burglary, and Violent Crime Unit within the Detective Division. Capt. Ruiz was promoted to Lieutenant in Uniform Patrol in 2009 and served at Central Substation until 2013 when Capt. Ruiz was assigned as a Lieutenant in General Detectives. In 2014, Capt. Ruiz was assigned to the Reserve Division where he was promoted to Captain and where he currently serves as the Commander of the Reserve Division. Capt. Ruiz has attended numerous schools and training during his Law Enforcement career and is a certified Defensive Tactic Instructor, a certified Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, and a certified Range Safety Officer. Capt. Ruiz also serves as a Coxswain for the EBRSO Maritime Division.

The Reserve Program

Serving the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish for nearly forty years, the Sheriff's Office Reserve Division, has become one of the finest of its kind in the state, if not the country. Comprised of individuals from all professions and all walks of life, this group contributes tens of thousands of hours each year to promote the safety and security of the residents of the parish.

Our Reserve Deputies are part time, non-salaried, fully-commissioned law enforcement officers. Reserve Deputies have the same responsibilities, the same duties, and receive the same level of training and, most importantly, they have the same authority as their regularly employed counterparts. Opportunities exist within the Reserve organization for individuals to serve in all areas of law enforcement.

A number of our former Reserve Deputies have gone on to positions of leadership in the law enforcement community-- both in the Sheriff's Office and other agencies within the state. If you want to be part of this tradition, then this is the opportunity for you to truly make a difference in your community.

Apply to be a Reserve Deputy at EBRSO by clicking here!

A Letter from Captain Nicholson About the Reserve Program

Reserve Statistics:

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2010 Reserve Statistics

2009 Reserve Statistics

2008 Reserve Statistics



East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office  

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