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.
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.