Reserve Deputy I

Is for someone who is interested in receiving a certification from the State of Florida, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, as an Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office provides training, on a need basis, to certify individuals as a Reserve Deputy I. Individuals will be issued uniforms and necessary equipment upon completion of the Auxiliary Academy. Reserve Deputy I’s are not deployable in any manner to perform law enforcement functions in any division other than the Patrol Operations Division, under the supervision or control of an approved Field Training Deputy. An individual will remain as a Reserve Deputy I until he or she completes Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III of the Reserve I Field Training and Evaluation Program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • 21 years of age or older
  • A US citizen
  • Current, valid Florida driver license at the time of hire
  • Meet all applicable physical standards required by ACSO
  • Be of good moral character with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral character or false statements.
  • Good driving record
  • Successfully complete the following:
    • Drug Screen
    • Polygraph Examination
    • Physical Examination
    • Psychological Examination
    • Physical Agility Test
    • Firearms Test

Reserve Deputy II

A Reserve Deputy II is someone who has completed the CJSTC Auxiliary Law Enforcement Academy, and the entire Reserve I Field Training & Evaluation Program. A Reserve Deputy II derives her or his authority, when working, under the supervision of a full-certified law enforcement officer. A full-certified law enforcement officer is a full-time deputy, or a Reserve Deputy IV/V. Just as with the Reserve Deputy IV/V, a Reserve Deputy II may volunteer in a variety of areas, such as road patrol, criminal investigations or traffic enforcement, but must work in partnership with full-time, part-time, or a Reserve Deputy IV/V. Reserve II Deputies may work extra-duty details, such as UF football games and Gatornationals, where supervision will be available by a full-certified law enforcement officer. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Complete all Reserve Deputy II requirements
  • Complete the Reserve Deputy I Field Training and Evaluation Program

Reserve Deputy III

The position of Reserve Deputy III is for someone who has received full certification from the State of Florida, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, as a law enforcement officer. An individual will remain as a  Reserve Deputy III until he or she completes Phase A, Phase B, and Phase I of the Reserve Field Training and Evaluation Program. Reserve Deputy III’s are not deployable in any manner to perform law enforcement functions in any division other than the Patrol Operations Division, under the supervision or control of an approved Field Training Deputy. Reserve Deputy III’s are not eligible to work extra-duty details under any circumstance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • 21 years of age or older
  • A US citizen
  • Current certification from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Center (FDLE CJSTC)
  • Current, valid Florida driver license at the time of hire
  • Meet all applicable physical standards required by ACSO
  • Be of good moral character with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral character or false statements.
  • Good driving record
  • Successfully complete the following:
    • Drug Screen
    • Polygraph Examination
    • Physical Examination
    • Psychological Examination
    • Physical Agility Test
    • Firearms Test

Reserve Deputy IV

Reserve Deputy IV’s are current CJSTC certified law enforcement officers pursuant to Florida Statute 943.10(6) with statutory powers to arrest and carry a firearm who volunteer their time and talents to the agency. Reserve Deputy IV’s have completed Phase A, Phase B and Phase I of the Reserve Field Training and Evaluation Program. Reserve Deputy IV’s are eligible to work under the supervision or control of any non-probationary full-time Deputy Sheriff or Reserve Deputy Sheriff V as a two (2) person unit. It is highly encouraged that the Reserve Deputy IV continues to work under the supervision or control of an approved FTD to complete their training for promotion or Reserve Deputy V. Reserve IV Deputies may work extra duty details, such as football games or Gatornationals, where supervision will be available by full-time Deputy Sheriff or Reserve Deputy V personnel, after obtaining approval of the Special Operations Division or Patrol Operations Division Commanders and the Reserve Unit Commander. They may be assigned to assist various bureaus and divisions based on their interests, special training and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Complete all Reserve Deputy III requirements
  • Complete the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office’s Reserve Field Training and Evaluation Program

Reserve Deputy V

An individual will advance from Reserve Deputy IV to Reserve Deputy V status upon completion of the Entire Field Training Program. The Entire Field Training Program is the same as full-time deputies undergo. The Entire Field Training Program consists of Phase A, Phase B, Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4, an exit-interview, and any additional requirements the Reserve Commander deems appropriate. A Reserve Deputy V has full arrest powers and may work alone, with full time certified deputies or with Reserve Deputy I/II/III/IV. A Reserve Deputy V may volunteer in a number of areas including, but not limited to road patrol, criminal and special investigations, traffic enforcement and community policing. Reserve IV Deputies may work extra-duty details including, but not limited to UF football games, Gatornationals, and various events. Deputy V’s have the exact same powers when they are ‘on-duty’ as a full-time deputy. Reserve Deputy V’s are authorized to carry a firearm, make arrests, collect evidence, prepare reports and testify in court.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Complete all Reserve Deputy IV requirements
  • Complete the entire Field Training and Evaluation Program, the same as full-time deputies undergo.
  • Be approved by the Reserve Unit Commander

All Reserve Deputies are held to high standards of professionalism, integrity and character.

Applicant Disqualifications

Do not apply with the ACSO if any of the following conditions exist in your background:

  • Used, tried, possessed, bought, sold, or experimented with marijuana within the past 12 month or any illegal drug/controlled substance within the past five (5) years.
  • Plead guilty of any felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement.
  • You cannot have more than 12 points on your driving history within the past three (3) years.
  • Drivers License has been suspended or revoked more than twice within the past five (5) years
  • for nonpayment of insurance/ traffic fines or convicted of “Fleeing or Attempting to Elude” a
  • law enforcement officer or “Driving Under the Influence.”
  • Received a Dishonorable Discharge from the US Armed Forces.

Refer to ACSO 165 – Reserve Unit for more information on the program.

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Reserve Unit at Annual Night to Shine Event