Sheriff's Office

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Stacey A. Kincaid,

Volunteer - Reserve Deputy Sheriff

Reserve Deputy and girl at Target
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Gulich takes a girl back-to-school shopping at Target during Shop with the Sheriff.

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 and availability. Each candidate also will undergo a background investigation. Reserve deputies receive additional training through their quarterly meetings and are eligible to attend most training available to sworn and civilian staff.

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

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

Training: Reserve Deputy Sheriff Academy

  • Primary location: Fairfax County Courthouse Complex, 10520 Judicial Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 and Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151
  • Classroom and practical training on select evenings and Saturdays
  • Coursework includes, but is not be limited to:
    • Inmate interviews, supervision, behavior and searches
    • Searches and testimony
    • Handcuffing, key control and hostage situations
    • Defensive tactics
    • Civil law process
    • Traffic and crowd control
    • Child ID program
    • Cultural diversity awareness
    • Communication and public information
    • Report writing
    • CPR, AED and first aid
    • Radios
    • Firearms awareness
    • Baton and OC spray

Potential Assignments

  • Adult Detention Center operations support
  • Safe Visitation and Exchange Program for Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
  • Inmate labor supervision
  • Child ID technician
  • Child safety seat technician
  • Community relations support
  • Special events support
  • Traffic and/or crowd control

Application Process

Please click here and select the opportunity, which will bring you to the sign-up page. Click the sign-up box to log in (if you already have an account) or to register.

Questions? Please email the Sheriff's Office.

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