Reserve deputy sheriff’s needed in El Dorado County


El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for reserve deputy sheriff. Reserve deputies are volunteers used to supplement patrol operations and special events within El Dorado County. Applicants must be 21, possess a valid California driver’s license, have a high school diploma or GED, and have a clean criminal background.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff applicants must meet California P.O.S.T. training requirements; pass a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, background investigation, and medical evaluation.

Reserve deputy sheriff’s are expected to:

• Interact with the community in a positive manner to cooperatively reach resolution of community needs and to foster positive, effective, and lasting relationships between the community and sheriff’s office.

• Give advice on laws and ordinances and general information to the public.

• Exercise powers of arrest and control; defend self, other officers, and use force up to deadly force if required.

• Arrest, search, transport, and confine offenders.

• Maintain good physical condition, agility, and coordination to allow performance of the essential tasks of a deputy sheriff.

• Achieve, demonstrate, and maintain minimum department standards of proficiency and performance in accordance with policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the sheriff’s office.

• Respond to all calls for service; secure crime scenes; assist in investigations; gather evidence; obtain statements.

For an informational flyer, requirements and to apply, go online.

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  1. Brian says - Posted: February 21, 2011

    Darn… A medical evaluation! I guess i’m keeping my day job. Honestly though, this is an excellent program, I hope some solid individuals take the opportunity to do this, P.O.S.T. is a bit of a challenge, but if you pass, you actually can apply as an officer anywhere around, so if you like the reserve stuff, the opportunity to take law enforcement to the next level at the P.D. or the S.O. is there.I truly wish I could pass the medical stuff, I would jump on this already!

  2. Alex Campbell says - Posted: February 23, 2011

    Good program