Reserve Deputy Sheriff

Reserve Deputies, report your hours here: Service Hours or Training Hours

Join our team! The Sheriff's Office will hold a Reserve Deputy Sheriff Academy, starting April 1, 2015. Reserve deputies are uniformed volunteers trained to perform a variety of operational and administrative assignments for the Sheriff’s Office. Selection of candidates is based on a comprehensive assessment of each applicant’s qualifications, background and availability to support activities of the Sheriff’s Office.

Apply now! 10-week academy starts April 1.

Minimum Qualifications

  • United States citizen
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license
  • No convictions for felonies, serious misdemeanors or crimes of moral turpitude.


  • The opportunity to give back to your community
  • Uniform and equipment at no cost
  • Insurance coverage while on duty

Volunteer Requirements

  • At least 12 hours of service each month (144 hours per calendar year)
  • Eight hours of training annually to maintain status as Reserve Deputy Sheriff


  • Reserve Deputy Sheriff Academy
    • Ten weeks of classroom and practical training
    • 4 hours on Wednesday evenings, 8 hours on Saturdays
    • Fairfax County Public Safety Center, 10520 Judicial Drive, Fairfax, Va.
  • Coursework will include, but is not be limited to:
    • Inmate interviews, supervision, behavior and searches
    • Courtroom security, searches and testimony
    • Handcuffing, key control and hostage situations
    • Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN)
    • Defensive tactics
    • Civil law process
    • Traffic and crowd control
    • Child ID cards with fingerprints
    • Cultural diversity awareness
    • Communication and public information
    • Report writing
    • CPR, AED and first aid
    • Radios
    • Firearms awareness
    • Baton and OC spray
  • Graduation and swearing-in ceremony
    • May 30, 2015, 10 a.m. - noon
    • Historic Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va
    • Family and friends welcome

Potential Assignments

  • Adult Detention Center operations support
  • Courthouse security
  • Courthouse information
  • Inmate labor supervision
  • Inmate transportation
  • Child ID technician
  • Child safety seat technician (training separate from academy)
  • Community relations support
  • Special events support
  • Traffic and/or crowd control

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