Requirements

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Minimum Qualifications

Reserve Deputy Sheriff I

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • 21 years of age or older
  • A United States citizen
  • Current, valid Florida drivers license at the time of hire
  • Meet all applicable physical standards required by ACSO
  • Of good moral character with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral character or false statements
  • Good driving record

 Ability to successfully complete:

  • Drug Screen
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Firearms Test

Reserve Deputy Sheriff II (Certified Auxiliary Position)

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

Reserve Deputy Sheriff III (Certified Position)

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • 21 years of age or older
  • A United States citizen
  • Current certification from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards Training Center (FDLE CJSTC)
  • Current, valid Florida drivers license at the time of hire
  • Meet all applicable physical standards required by ACSO
  • Of good moral character with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral character or false statements
  • Good driving record

Ability to successfully complete:

  • Drug Screen
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Firearms Test

Reserve Deputy Sheriff IV (Certified Position)

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

Reserve Deputy Sheriff V (Certified Position)

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

Any applicants who apply for Reserve Deputy Sheriff I/II/III/IV/V must live in Alachua County or within one (1) hour from the Alachua County line. 

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.

*All applicants and current Reserve Deputies should refer to ASO Policy 165 for the most up-to-date procedures and requirements.