Reserve Deputies

The Imperial County Reserve Deputy Sheriff Unit is a volunteer organization whose primary mission is to augment patrol operations. Reserve Deputies are routinely deployed to provide security at public events such as the Imperial County Fair, parades, community events, and election details. In addition, Reserve Deputies assist Investigators and the Sheriff’s Off Road Unit. Reserve Deputies perform duties in accordance to their training and classification (Level I or II).

Level I Penal Code sections 830.6(a)(1) and 832.6(a)(1)

Level I reserve officers may work alone after completing a Field Training Program and perform the same duties as full-time regular officers.

Level II Penal Code sections 830.6(a)(1) and 832.6(a)(2)

Level II reserve officers may perform general law enforcement assignments while under the immediate supervision of a peace officer who has completed the Regular Basic Course. These officers may also work assignments authorized for Level III reserve officers without immediate supervision.

Level III Penal Code sections 830.6(a)(1) and 832.6(a)(2)

Level III reserve officers may perform specified limited support duties, and other duties that are not likely to result in physical arrests, while supervised in the accessible vicinity by a Level I reserve officer or a full-time regular officer. Additionally, Level III reserve officers may transport prisoners without immediate supervision.


Reserve Deputies are California Peace Officers and must meet standards set by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training.

Click on this link for selection standards:


Applicant Preparation Guide for the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB)

In addition to meeting the above selection standards applicants will be required to pass the Deputy Sheriff’s Physical Agility Test which consists of the following timed events:

99 Yard Obstacle Course (Maxium points = 248 @ 14 seconds): Run a 99 yard obstacle course consisting of several sharp turns, a number of curb height obstacles, and a 34 inch high obstacle that must be vaulted.

Body Drag (Maximum points 61 @ 2.7 seconds): Lift and drag 165 pounds lifelike dummy for 32 feet.

Chain Link Fence (Maximum points = 120 @ 4 seconds): Run 5 yards to a 6 foot chain link fence, climb over fence, and continue running another 25 yards.

Solid Fence Climbing (Maximum points = 224 @ 4 seconds): Run 5 yards to a 6 foot solid fence, climb over fence, and continue running another 25 yards.

500 Yard Run (Maximum points = 50 @ 54.3 seconds): Run 500 yards (Equivalent to 1 lap plus 60 yards of a standard running track)

Maximum points 703. Minimum passing score 384.


The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit is currently taking applications from those individuals who possess:

  1. A reserve Level One Certificate or
  2. A reserve Level Two Certificate or
  3. A reserve Level Three Certificate with proof of current enrollment in a Level Two program.

In order to be considered for this opening your certificates must have an expiration date greater than six months from the date your application was submitted.

CLOSING DATE:  11/22/13


How to apply:

Download an application at:

Download an applicant certification and authorization at:

Deliver your completed and signed application/applicant certification and a copy of your certificates to the Sheriff’s Office:

Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Reserves
328 Applestill Road
El Centro, CA 92243
Attn: Sergeant Jimmy Duran

For additional information on becoming an Imperial County Reserve Deputy Sheriff contact Sergeant Jimmy Duran by filling out the form below:

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