Reserve Deputy Classification

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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.

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, part-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. 

  • Reserve Deputy I & II is for an individual who wants to assist or aid full-certified law enforcement officers.
  • You must start as a Reserve I before you can proceed to Reserve II status. 
  • The Auxiliary Academy is a total of 330 hours.
  • The Alachua County Reserve Division will be providing financial assistance.
  • An individual can NOT become certified auxiliary and then apply for part-time or full-time deputy position. There is a separate academy for a full-certified deputy. 
  • The academy will be held at the training center and should not interfere with your full-time job.

Click on “Training” for more information on what classes are required for you to become a Reserve Deputy I & II.

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. A Reserve Deputy III has full arrest powers and may work on special assignments, with permission from the Reserve Command Staff. 

  • The position of Reserve Deputy III is for an individual who currently holds an active full-certification by CJSTC.
  • The Alachua County Reserve Division is not currently providing financial assistance for individuals to attend the BLE academy.
  • Check the “Training” Section to discover how to become a Reserve Deputy III. 

 

Reserve Deputy IV:

An individual will advance from Reserve Deputy III to Reserve Deputy IV status upon completion of Phase A, Phase B, and Phase I of the Reserve Field Training and Evaluation Program. Reserve Deputy IV’s are permitted to volunteer, under the supervision of any non-probationary full-time Deputy Sheriff or Reserve Deputy V, in a number of areas including road patrol, criminal and special investigations, traffic enforcement, and community policing. Reserve Deputy IV’s have the same powers when they are “on-duty” as a full-time deputy.  Reserve IV 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. Reserve Deputy IV’s are authorized to carry a firearm, make arrests, collect evidence, prepare reports, and testify in court. 

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.

  • You must start as a Reserve Deputy III, advance to Reserve Deputy IV, and fulfill all requirements before you can advance to Reserve Deputy V.
  • You are required to complete the same requirements as full-time deputies.

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

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

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