The training consists of a 360-hour Reserve Academy, a passing score on the State of Florida required Auxiliary Certification Exam, and approximately 82-hour Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) after academy training. The Sheriff’s Office pays the tuition costs for the Reserve Academy, which is held Monday - Thursday, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM and some Saturdays at Hillsborough Community College. If the individual has completed a Florida law enforcement academy, his or her certification may be re-activated resulting in only needing to take the HCSO after academy training.
Learn to work with certified full time law enforcement deputies on various detail assignments throughout the Sheriff’s Office to become certified and eligible for promotion to Reserve II Deputy. Each Reserve II Deputy must serve a minimum of 20 volunteer hours each month on assigned duties.
Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.
Note for Trainees: Trainees are expected to learn the following duties while in a trainee status.
Additionally, the following are required: