On April 30th 2019, the Dallas County Sheriff's Office received a $5000 grant from The Dallas County Foundation. The money has allowed the Sheriff's Office to purchase 9 ballistic vests for deputies serving on our reserve program. The reserve program is made up of professional volunteers from around the county that have successfully graduated a reserve peace officer's certification program outlined by the state of Iowa. Each of our reserves are required to provide 8 hours minimum service to the county per month. That service could be additional patrol cars at busy times of the day, school patrol for the communities without law enforcement services or helping out with weekend community events. This grant has allowed 9 of the 11 reserves to upgrade their body armor to a more light weight vest allowing for better security and movement for the reserve deputy.
A special thanks to the foundation for believing and supporting the program with the grant funds and also to the active Dallas County Reserves currently serving. Your honorable dedication to the county and to the reserve program is appreciated.
From left to right: Nick Stucker, Mike Parker, Owen Stump, Clint Robinson, Sheriff Chad Leonard, Jason Kent, Justin Frederick, Matt Ireland and Brett Landon.