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Reserve Officer Program


The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office has a Volunteer Reserve Force of more than 150 reserve officers, Level III through Level I. Our Reserve Program is highly regarded in the law enforcement community and is an integral part of our daily operations.

Working alongside regular officers, reserve officers can participate in warrant sweeps, DUI checkpoints, prisoner transportation, boating and water safety programs, academy training, firearms training, and other related activities.

Minimum Requirements:

To be a Reserve Deputy Sheriff you must meet these minimum qualifications:

Must be 18 years of age

Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship

Possess a valid California Driver's License

Graduated from high school or satisfactory completion of an acceptable General Education Development (GED) test

Possess a valid California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Certificate or valid Modular III, II & I Certificates

Pass a P.O.S.T. Peace Officer background investigation including a medical and psychological examinations

If you are interested in more information, you may contact the Reserve Officer Recruiter.

To apply for a Volunteer Reserve Deputy position, mail a completed Reserve Deputy Application Form along with a copy of your P.O.S.T. Certification to:

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office
4500 Orange Grove Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841-4205
Attn: Pre-Employment Investigations

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