Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Reserve Forces Bureau

A Tradition of Service since 1850










Online Application

If you have read and understand all of the information regarding the Reserve Program, you are of good moral character, and if you can live by the Core Values, please fully complete the Reserve Application provided through the link below. 

Please note the application is in PDF format and is not savable.  If you would like to keep a copy for your records you must print out your form.



  • Completed applications can be mailed to:
    • Reserve Forces Bureau
      4700 Ramona Boulevard, Room 106
      Monterey Park, California 91754
  • All applicants should be prepared to take a "Reserve Deputy Sheriff Exam."  Following the Exam (provided the applicant passes the exam) applicants should be prepared to take an "oral interview."

  • For any questions regarding the application process or background investigation please call or
    Deputy Maurizio Avola
    (323) 981-5850



Online Reserve Deputy Sheriff Application

Click here for the application.

You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to view and print the application. 
Click the image below to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.


All applicants that are interested in becoming a Reserve are encouraged to an orientation meeting.  The meeting covers the following topics:

  • The application process and timeline.
  • What you need to know to successfully complete the application.
  • What you need to do before entering the academy.
  • What you can expect while at the academy.
  • Graduation
  • What to expect when you reach your station.

For the locations of the orientation meetings closest to your location, please click here.  Below you will find the application that you can print, fill out, and take with you to the orientation meeting.