- By Ashleigh Sloop
- Posted Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Reserve Officer of the Year
Lieutenant Jerry M. Brown has been named Reserve Officer of the Year. Lieutenant Brown began his Law Enforcement career with the Winston-Salem Police Department in Communications on April 1, 1971. He also worked as a volunteer for the Old Richmond Fire Department for many years. He has worked for the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School system for over 30 years transporting money from the cafeterias to the banks. He retired from the Winston-Salem Police Department December 1, 2000. He started working for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in 2001 as a Deputy Reserve.
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Reserve program is composed of volunteer law enforcement personnel who supplement the on-street deputies in every division of the Sheriff’s Office. All Reserve Officers complete the same mandatory training each year as our full-time Deputies. A Reserve Deputy is a sworn officer with all the responsibilities and authority of any other deputy. Our primary function is to assist in manpower when and where needed in support of the Sheriff’s Office mission. Although our primary function is to aid the Patrol Division we often provide support to other divisions within the agency. We also take the lead in many special events such as the Winston-Salem Air Show, various charity events and public service events across Forsyth County.
Lieutenant Brown has a wife, three children and granddaughter. He enjoys spending his free time at Lake Norman with his family during the summer months. Congratulations Lt. Brown!