A Reserve Deputy Sheriff has peace officer powers while on duty, in accordance with the laws of the State of California.
Since reserve deputies have the same powers of arrest as regular full-time deputies, they are required by law to meet the same hiring standards as full-time deputies. Use the Reserve Deputy Program links below to find out more about deputy levels and qualifications.
|Reserve Deputy Sheriff|
|Reserve Academy Documents|
|Reserve Deputy Recruitment|
|Riverside County Human Resources|
The Reserve Program provides the opportunity for personal growth and education. Reserve Deputy Sheriff assignments may include field operations, correctional operations, various special programs, events and other assignments at the direction of the Sheriff.
The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) regulations require successful completion of a POST-certified Basic Course for every newly-appointed peace officer of agencies participating in the program, including reserve deputies. This training course is commonly referred to as an Academy.
Once accepted and assigned to a station, reserve deputies must also complete the Department's Field Training Program provided by the station.