Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Reserve Forces Bureau

A Tradition of Service since 1850










Requirements to become a Reserve Deputy:

General Requirements

1. Be a United States Citizen.

2. At the time of appointment, be at least 20 years of age.

3. Be a high school graduate or equivalent.

4. Posses a valid California Class "C" Driver's License or higher.

5. Be gainfully employed or a full time student.

6. Be available to attend the Sheriff's Department Reserve Academy
      North Academy (College of the Canyons)
          Hours and Days; TBA
     South Academy (STARS Center)
Hours and Days; TBA

7. Be willing to subscribe to oath of affirmation of allegiance for public employees.

8. Be in good physical condition, free from disease or defects that would interfere with the satisfactory performance of the duties of this position.

9. Pass our Background Investigation -
     Undergo a thorough background investigation which includes:
          - Fingerprint search
          - Polygraph examination
          - Psychological examination
     Disqualifying factors include (but are not limited to)
          - Any felony conviction
          - Job related misdemeanor convictions
          - Certain serious traffic convictions or patters of traffic violations.

Physical Requirements

Please click here for the Physical Requirements.