*** At this time, we are not processing any new Reserve Deputy applications. We will post an announcement, in the future, when we are able to do so. ***
Interested in becoming a Reserve (Volunteer) Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy? Call 509-477-3556 to place your name on a notification list.
- United States citizen who can read and write the English language
- Minimum age of 21 at the time of appointment, however, may test at age 20 as long as applicant turns 21 during the life of the eligibility list
- High school graduate or GED
- No felony convictions as an adult
- Must hold a valid driver's license at
timeof appointment and during employment
- Keyboard accurately at a minimum of 30 words per minute
- Good health
- See, hear, feel, smell, touch, speak and move about (with or without corrective devices) to perform the duties, responsibilities, tasks and essential functions required or assigned to this position.
What is a Reserve Deputy Sheriff?
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs are non-paid volunteers who supplement the Spokane County Sheriff's Office law enforcement manpower. Like Full-time Deputies, Reserve Deputies are professionally trained and duly sworn law enforcement personnel. In most cases, Reserves perform many of the same duties as Full-time Deputies. Reserve Deputies are required by law to meet the same hiring, background, medical and psychological standards as Full-time Deputies.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs supplement the regular operations of the Sheriff's Office by performing a wide range of duties including, but not limited
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs enjoy the challenge and excitement offered by law enforcement, as well as the satisfaction of providing a worthwhile community service.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs must first complete a 250+ hour Washington State mandated Reserve Academy at their own expense. Upon
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs work assignments on evenings and/or weekends as their regular jobs permit.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs have full peace officer powers while on duty, and if issued a Concealed Weapons Permit, may choose to carry a concealed weapon when off duty.
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs volunteer a minimum of 32 hours every two
Reserve Deputy Sheriffs serve at the will of the Sheriff, must obey all agency regulations, but do not fall under the purview of the Spokane Civil Service Commission.
If you’re interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy, please call 509-477-3556 for more information on upcoming testing.