Reserve deputies provide volunteer law enforcement services of a temporary nature under the supervision and control of regular employees of the Sheriff's Office. Reserve deputies are sworn and possess full deputy authority.
The purpose of the Reserve Deputy program is to provide the Sheriff's Office with sworn volunteers, trained to support its members in their respective duties. Reserve deputies normally work along with a regular deputy and may be assigned other duties for which they have been trained and are deemed qualified for, and for which a need exists.
Applicants must be 21 years of age by time of appointment, have no felony convictions, and must be able to pass a written exam, physical agility test, oral board, a psychological evaluation and physician exam, and a complete background check.
After acceptance, applicant must successfully complete the reserve academy, and will be required to donate at least 16 hours per month, including a monthly meeting and mandatory training.