SPD swears in first Reserve Officer

Officer Meagan Phillips stands with Sheridan Police Department Chief Travis Koltiska. Photo courtesy of the Sheridan Police Department.

The Sheridan Police Department has announced they have sworn in the first officer of the new Reserve Police Officer Program and  the officer is a familiar face.

According to a release from Captain Tom Ringley, Meagan Phillips is the first officer to be sworn into the SPD Reserve Police Officer Program. Officer Phillips served the Sheridan community as a full time officer for approximately three years starting in 2017. Phillips also served as a communications technician for approximately one year in 2016. Phillips was the Honor Graduate for her 2017 Peace Officer Basic class and is a certified firearms instructor. According to the SPD, Phillips helped fill scheduling gaps in the SPD communications center since she left full time service. 

The SPD states, reserve officers are upstanding citizens who volunteer their time to serve their community in the role of a police officer.

For questions, call the SPD and request the public information officer at 307-672-2413.

Reserve officers complete the same hiring process and background checks as every full time officer.  Reserve officers also complete the same training requirements as full time officers. 

To learn more about the Reserve Officer Program, contact SPD Lieutenant Dan Keller at 307-672-2413.

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