Job Detail

Reserve Deputy

Pay Rate: Volunteer








Bargaining Unit


Class Title

Reserves 1


Support Services

Pay Grade

No pay


Operational Support Division





FLSA Status


EEO Category


Safety Sensitive position











Job Summary

Reserve deputies are any person appointed by the Sheriff of Charlotte County, without compensation, who aids or assists a full-time or part-time law enforcement officer and who, while under the direct supervision of a full-time or part-time law enforcement officer, has the authority to arrest and perform law enforcement functions.
Reserve deputies may volunteer their time in the areas of road patrol, criminal and special investigations, traffic enforcement, community policing, and problem solving in assigned areas while under the direct supervision of a full time or part-time law enforcement officer. At the minimum a Reserve deputy must receive certification from the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as an auxiliary law enforcement member. If a Reserve deputy holds a full Florida State Certification of a Law Enforcement Officer he/she does not need the Auxiliary Law Enforcement certification to volunteer as a Reserve Deputy.
Reserve Deputies are usually assigned to a location/work site in the zone which they reside.

Distinguishing Features

Reserve Deputy 2 members may progress to this class (Reserve Deputy 1) at the successful completion of FTO training.

Essential Job Functions

·         May carry, and if necessary, use firearms equivalent to that of a regular member.

·         May write and sign reports.

·         May perform crime scene protection.

·         May prepare and sign traffic citations plus warnings and parking citations. May collect evidence.

·         May perform searches and seizures.

·         May participate with CID, Marine, K-9, Narcotics and SWAT.

·         May testify in court.

·         May patrol by him/herself, a regular member or a reserve II deputy.

·         May participate in law enforcement-community relations.

·         May make arrests.

·         May assist in emergency medical procedures.

·         May use the law enforcement radio.

·         May handle civil disorders.

·         May handle domestic complaints.

·         May handle prowler and disturbance calls.

·         May conduct interviews.

·         May assist in corrections.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Knowledge of law enforcement procedures relative to interpretation and enforcement of applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Knowledge of community policing and problem solving techniques.

·         Ability to respond quickly in emergency situations, to assess situations and act decisively to ensure appropriate response to emergencies.

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

·         Ability, in a critical situation, to push a vehicle and change a tire.

·         Ability to operate all equipment listed in the “Equipment Used” section.

·         Knowledge of the policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing law enforcement operations within the Sheriff's Office.

·         Ability to enforce the law impartially and with proper regard for the legal procedures and safeguards governing the work.

·         Knowledge of the methods and techniques of self-defense, including the proper use and maintenance of assigned firearms.

·         Ability to keep accurate and complete records and prepare clear and concise reports.

·         Knowledge of law enforcement communications and record keeping procedures.

·         Ability to employ first responder techniques.

·         Ability to employ defensive tactics (handcuffing suspects, arresting and detaining suspects, struggling with suspects or hostile people).

·         Knowledge of crime prevention techniques and rules of evidence.  

Education or Equivalent Experience Required

Resident of the state of Florida.  At least 21 years of age.  Valid Florida driver's license. Successful Completion of Background Investigation and selection process. High school or GED diploma and some college level courses in law enforcement, criminal justice or related field. Completion of state approved training and certification as full law enforcement officer in compliance with the requirements of the State of Florida. Successful completion of FTO training. Successful completion of annual physical fitness test through term of appointment. If a current agency member must not be on any of the following types of probationary status: new hire, rehire, disciplinary probation.

Equipment Used

Office Vehicle / First Aid Kit / Flashlight / Flares / Service Weapon / Camera / Radio / Monadnock expandable straight baton / Fingerprint Equipment / Computer & Related Software / Shotgun / Basic Crime Scene Video Equipment / Riot Equipment / Copy Machi

FDLE Physical Attributes

Gross Neuromuscular/Cardio-respiratory = Strength/Power-the ability to exert force, Muscular Endurance-the ability to perform repeated muscular contractions of up to a few minutes duration (this includes running short distances and other muscular challenges which invoke the anaerobic energy systems of the body). Mobility - locomotion, the ability to move about. Flexibility - the ability to move the major joints of the body through their range of motion. Agility - the ability to make well-coordinated movements. Aerobic Capacity - the ability to perform repeated muscular contractions over an extended period of time, exceeding several minutes and up to an hour or more. Respiratory Muscle Integrity - the ability to generate a forceful expiration. Fine Neuromuscular - Finger Dexterity - the ability to finely control the fingers. Reaction time - the ability to respond quickly to a stimulus. Eye-Hand Coordination - the ability to respond with the use of the hands to visual stimuli (reacting to a punch thrown, subduing a suspect with controlled and directed movements). Senses = Speech - the ability to communicate through speech. Hearing - the ability to hear sound. Vision - the ability to see. Smell - the ability to smell and distinguish odors. Environmental Tolerance - the ability to tolerate hot environments.

Physical Effort Required

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, and kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions. Must be able to perform work pushing/pulling/grappling of persons or objects up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds frequently (uniform vest, belt), and 10 pounds constantly. Must possess the visual acuity to operate an office assigned vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol 24/7. (Sunrise, day, sunset, night hour driving) Must be physically fit to pass annual Physical Agility Test.

Working Conditions

Works in all types of weather conditions as needed.






The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, national origin, gender, religion, Vietnam or disabled veteran status, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.





Date posted: May 15, 2018

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