Reserve deputy sheriffs are volunteers who give of their personal time and talents to help the Sheriff’s Office deliver its day-to-day law enforcement services. Reserve deputies serve in all divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. Some of their responsibilities include Patrol, Investigation, Training, Civil and Warrants, Detentions, Budget & Logistics, and other Support Services Division functions. All reserve deputies are required to maintain the same high standards of conduct required of any full-time deputy sheriff.
CRS 16-2.5-110 Reserve Deputy Sheriff, explains the powers of a reserve peace officers in the State of Colorado and the differences between a full-time peace officer and a reserve peace officer.
Reserve Officers must attend either a Colorado P.O.S.T. certified reserve academy or a full-time P.O.S.T. certified academy. All reserve applicants must complete the same pre-employment written testing, background investigation, psychological testing, and polygraph examination as our full-time deputy sheriffs.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office does not currently offer a Reserve Academy. Therefore, all applicants must be P.O.S.T. certified through a full-time P.O.S.T. academy or a P.O.S.T. reserve academy before applying.
If you are interested in applying to become a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, visit the Employment page.
If you have questions, please contact Lieutenant Glenn Peitzmeier at 303-814-7083, or by e-mail at email@example.com.