Reserve Program

Who We Are

The reserves volunteer their time and talents to help the sheriff's office deliver its day-to-day law enforcement services and to assist during emergencies. All reserve deputies are required to maintain the same high standards of conduct required of any deputy sheriff.


To apply for a reserve position, you must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Be 21 years of age
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Submit to background check
  • Be a high school graduate
  • Submit to medical and psychological tests
  • Possess a valid Colorado driver's license
  • Possess qualities of honesty, maturity, self-discipline and sound judgment
  • Able to perform essential job functions

Approved candidates will attend a 300 hour reserve sheriff's academy. 

What We Do

Reserves are given a variety of assignments such as:

  • Bicycle and mounted-patrol duties
  • Crime scene security
  • Crime-prevention presentations
  • Detention and civil operations
  • Neighborhood speed trailer deployment
  • Patrol and law enforcement duties
  • Prisoner / fugitive extraditions
  • Search and rescue

To Apply

Fill out the online 'Special Programs Volunteer' application on the search jobs and apply online webpage. If you have questions, contact the training and recruiting section at 303-271-5332.