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Program Details Interest Form

Reserve deputy sheriffs are volunteers for the Sheriff's Department who have full peace officer powers while on duty and are required by law to meet the same hiring standards as full-time deputies and who perform a variety of law enforcement functions depending on his/her assignment and level of training.


A reserve deputy sheriff performs the same duties as full-time sworn deputy sheriffs:

  • Field operations
  • Correctional operations
  • Enforce state laws and local ordinances and provide traffic enforcement
  • Investigate criminal acts and arrest criminal offenders
  • Special programs and events
  • Prepare police reports and ensure the safe storage of held property and/or evidence
  • Testify in court
  • Work on special enforcement details
  • Transport prisoners
  • Build relationships among local communities
Minimum Requirements
Reserve Deputy Sheriff
At least 21 years of age at the time of application
U.S. citizen
Valid California Driver License
U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D., or equivalent
Oral & written communication skills


  1. DUI violations within the last 3 years
  2. Currently on probation
  3. Felony convictions
  4. Conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence
  5. Lying or withholding any information