Reserve Deputy Sheriff - Level I


Level I Reserve is the highest level of reserve deputy carrying the most responsibility and training requirements. Level I Reserve deputies have the same law enforcement powers and authority as regular full-time deputies while on duty. Level I Reserves may be assigned to any function as required by the Sheriff.

Course Content

  • Controlled Substances
  • Crimes in Progress
  • Death Investigations
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation
  • Gang Awareness
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Patrol Tactics
  • Tactical and Combat Firearms
  • Traffic Accident Investigations
  • Vehicle Pullover

Training Requirements

This 26-week, 451-hour academy is the final component of the modular format academy. It is a discipline and high-stress-oriented program with an emphasis on emergency vehicle operations, tactical and combat firearms training, arrest/control and baton, and investigative report writing. In addition, there are inspections, training in formation, physical exercises (running, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, etc.), facing movements with marching, and scenario training.

Students attend the academy in full uniform and are required to purchase their own physical training gear along with other miscellaneous supplies.