Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Reserve II Deputy

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The Reserve II Deputy program is a uniformed Sheriff's Office support organization to open to all persons age 21 and older, on an equal opportunity basis. Reserve II deputies work with regular deputies on various assignments. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office takes great pride in the Reserve II deputy's civic spirit and willingness to serve. Each Reserve II Deputy is required to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours each month on assigned duties. Those hours are made up of  a variety of assignments throughout the Sheriff's Office.


Non-standard hours including holidays and weekends.

Location (Subject to Change)

Various locations throughout Hillsborough County.

Major Duties (Not Limited to the Following)

  • Working with a full-time deputy.
  • Traffic Control
  • Work with specialized units to include:
    • Canine
    • Warrants
    • Selective Enforcement Squad (Street Crimes Unit)
    • Vice
    • Auto Theft Task Force
    • Aviation
    • Marine Unit
    • Motorcycle Unit
    • DUI Enforcement
  • Various other law enforcement activities and duties to include:
    • Assist with surveillances
    • Secure crime scenes
    • Render aid during natural disasters and join search parties

Selected candidates will attend a 360-hour reserve academy at no expense to the individual. The academy 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, their certification may be re-activated. The Sheriff's Office pays the tuition costs for this academy. Academy courses of instruction include criminal and civil law, criminal investigations, human relations, report writing, defense tactics, first aid, CPR, and firearms training.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 21 years of age or older.
  • A United States Citizen.
  • High School Diplomas or GED.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of application and a valid Florida driver's license at time of appointment. Must possess a certified copy of a Birth Certificate.
  • Must complete the prescribed Physical Abilities Assessment (PAA).
  • Must not have used any illegal drugs within 36 months of making application.
  • Copy of military discharge, DD214 (if applicable).
  • Not have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Must pass prescribed physical examination.
  • Applicant's vision must meet Florida Drivers License requirements.
  • Cannot have tattoos that are visible to the public while wearing the standard uniform of the day or Class A uniform (long sleeve).
  • Must be of good moral character. No felony convictions. Arrests or other law enforcement interaction involving perjury, false statements, domestic violence or criminal traffic offenses will be thoroughly reviewed.
  • 6 months tobacco free
  • At the time of hire, must live in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk or Manatee County.

Additional Requirements

  • Possession of a valid Florida driver's license at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months.
  • No illegal drug use after 30 years of age.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation or update including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, and medical evaluation.


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