Application Process

Where do I start?

Step 1Make sure you have all minimum qualifications for the position you are seeking.

Step 2Check Applicant Disqualifiers under Requirements.  Make sure you do not have any of the following conditions in your background.

Step 3Fill out completely the ACSO Reserve Division Applicant Preliminary questionnaire. You must fill out every section. Applications that are not completely filled out may be disqualified.

Step 4Wait for a member of the Reserve Division to contact you.

*If you have not received a call within 14 days, feel free to contact Captain Miller to verify receipt of your questionnaire. Contact Information is located under “Contact Us”

Click on the Sheriff’s Star below to fill out the Reserve Deputy Questionnaire.

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 The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking interested and qualified candidates for the positions described below. A complete, detailed job description for this position is available in the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Bureau.


 HOURS: Part-time volunteer position with variable shifts. May be called in for emergencies.

 SALARY: Volunteer/Unpaid

 DESCRIPTION: Responsible work of a general law enforcement nature with primary emphasis on the protection of life and property, the enforcement of local ordinances, and state and federal laws. Duties may include work in various divisions depending on experience and training including Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Court Security, Juvenile Relations, Rural Services, Civil, and Warrants, among other possible assignments depending on specialized prior expertise. Reserve Deputies will wear a uniform (depending on division in which they are working) and safety equipment provided by the Sheriff’s Office and must work in all types of weather conditions.

 TRAINING: Reserve Deputies are provided with agency conducted training (if training on a full time basis and depending on extent of prior experience and training) which includes agency operations, policies and procedures, proper wearing of the uniform and associated equipment, and duties of the position including vehicle operation, law enforcement techniques, and report writing. This training period may take longer depending on the average number of hours per week the Reserve Deputy is able to train. Reserve Deputies are provided with regular in-service training to maintain current FDLE/CJSTC Law Enforcement certification.

REQUIREMENTS: To submit an application:

Must be at least 21 years of age

High school diploma/GED

Possess current FDLE/CJSTC Florida Law Enforcement  certification

Current, valid Florida driver’s license

Reserve Deputy I applicants must complete a 330 hour FDLE/CJSTC Florida Law Enforcement certification program as an Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer.

Reserve Deputy III applicants must complete an 880 hour FDLE/CJSTC Florida Law Enforcement certification program.

Reserve Deputies I/II/III/IV/V must work a minimum of 36 hours per calendar quarter.

SELECTION: The most qualified applicants will be scheduled for an oral board interview with various representatives of the Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit. Selected applicants must successfully complete the requirements of a conditional employment offer and a pre-employment background investigation.

DEADLINE: Open Until Positions Filled

AT THIS TIME, THE RESERVE DIVISION IS ACCEPTING Reserve Division Applicant Preliminary Questionnaires.  If you are interested in applying to become a Reserve Deputy  please print & fax or email your completed questionnaire to the contact info below. An applicant pool will be maintained during the recruiting period which is expected to last approximately 3 months. Once the recruiting period is over, the applicant pool will be evaluated and qualified candidates will be contacted to participate in the formal application process.


Alachua County Sheriff’s Office


2621 SE Hawthorne Road

Gainesville, Florida 32641

Office: (352)248-0110

Fax: (352)375-0104


 The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office gives preference in employment/appointment to eligible veterans and spouses of disabled veterans.  Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated in the application process.  Minorities and protected classes are encouraged to apply.