The Yolo County Sheriff's Reserve Program is comprised of
volunteer Peace Officers. The Reserve
Deputies are available to support and
assist the department in the protection
of life and property, the preservation
of public peace, and the enforcement of
the laws of the county and state. The
Reserves also work security at private
and community functions to raise money
for community programs and to support
the Reserve Program.
There are three position levels of Reserve Deputies. Levels are
Level III – Performs
limited functions not usually requiring
law enforcement powers. May also work
security functions when supervised by a
Level II Reserve, Level I Reserve or a
Full Time Deputy Sheriff.
Level II –Performs patrol
functions when supervised by a full time
Deputy Sheriff. Can work all security
functions when working with a Level II
Reserve, Level I reserve or Full Time
Level I – Performs all
functions of a level II and Level III.
May also work independently on patrol
upon successful completion of the Field
Qualified candidates must be citizens of the United States at
or prior to appointment, must be at least 21
years of age and possess the following:
Proof of completion of High
School or equivalent.
Employment as a Reserve Deputy in
the State of California within the last
three years or graduation from a Reserve
Academy within the last three years.
Current enrollment in a reserve academy
is also qualifying.
A valid California driver’s
license with an acceptable driving
Ability to perform the essential
job functions as listed below with or
without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to read and understand
English language documents.
Ability to legibly handwrite
accurate and grammatically correct
Communicate effectively orally,
in writing and using a police radio.
Operate a vehicle safely under
various conditions, including
Lift, carry, drag, pull and push
objects of varying weight and size.
Stand, walk and run for extended
periods of time over various distances
and conditions, such as pursuing a
running suspect through yards and over
fences and walls.
Observe and recognize people,
activity, vehicles, street signs and
environmental conditions from a
reasonable distance during day and
Not pose a direct threat to the
health and safety of yourself and
Use only force objectively
necessary to control situations and
persons, including combative or fleeing
Operate a variety of firearms and
weapons safely and proficiently.
Exercise good judgment in dealing
with routine and unusual situations.
Learn and comprehend factual
information, policies, procedures and
rules, and use good judgment and
discretion in responding to changing
conditions in similar and non-similar
Maintain composure and judgment
during emergency or tense situations.
Refuse to participate in or
tolerate unethical behavior.
Must not be subject to
impeachment in court due to character,
reputation, history of dishonesty, or
violation of law, including drug
Behave courteously toward others.
Take direction well from
Maintain good working
relationships with those encountered in
the course of duty.
Accept constructive criticism and
apply it to performance.
Be dependable in meeting
Perform related duties as
A qualified candidate must be in good physical condition with
weight in proportion to height and
build. Must possess no less than 20/100
uncorrected vision in both eyes,
correctable to 20/50 in both eyes and
possess the ability to discriminate
color; and, possess normal hearing
Reserves are paid a quarterly uniform allowance of $75.00. All
safety equipment including a ballistic
vest is provided to the Reserve
Application & Selection Procedure
the review of all applications received,
qualified applicants will be invited to
participate in selection testing, which
will include, an oral interview, a
thorough background investigation, a
evaluation and a medical
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract
expressed or implied, and any provisions
contained herein may be modified or
revoked without notice.
To submit an application for the position of Deputy Sheriff
The Yolo County
Sheriff's Department is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and acts in
accordance with the Americans with