What is the Reserve Unit?
The Reserve Unit is organized under the Department of Support Services and is comprised of citizen volunteers who are fully certified as Deputy Sheriffs by the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and the Sheriff of Alachua County. When it comes to their careers, they are lawyers, nurses, small business owners. When it comes to volunteering, they are Reserve Deputies and they provide hundred of hours of service to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office at no cost.
Their duties may include patrolling zones, working with the various Units and Bureaus within the Uniform Patrol Division, working special details as needed, and assisting other divisions and sections within the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. There are several classifications of Reserve Deputies, each with varying qualifications, authority and training requirements. For more information, see Reserve Deputy Classifications and Qualifications and Frequently Asked Questions.
Where do I start?
Step 1 – Visit job listings to see what open positions are available for the Reserve Unit.
Step 2 – Make sure you have all minimum qualifications for the position you are seeking.
Step 3 – Check Applicant Disqualifiers under Requirements. Make sure you do not have any disqualifiers in your background.
Step 4 – Complete the Reserve Unit Applicant Preliminary Questionnaire. You must fill out every section. Applications that are not completely filled out may be disqualified. A member of the Reserve Unit will contact you after reviewing your questionnaire.
Step 5 – Upon approval from the Reserve Unit Commander, complete the and start the online application process, by visiting careers.