The Flagler County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Program is administered under provision within General Order 407 of the Sheriff's Office Policy Manual. The Reserve program participants supplement the ranks of full-time personnel with qualified Reserve Deputy volunteers. As fully trained and certified law enforcement officers, members of Reserve Unit can be utilized for all enforcement functions the same as full-time deputies. Reserve Deputies are separated into three distinct categories and each category has the same liability coverage as full-time deputies and are governed by FCSO directives when performing official duties.
Reserve Deputies must complete the same application process established for regular full-time Deputies. Reserve Deputies cannot work in an occupation or profession that is likely to have a conflict of interest. Reserve Deputies while acting in the performance of their official duties are covered by the Sheriff's Office for Worker's Compensation and Liability Protection/Bonding. Click here for a Reserve Deputy Application.
There are 3 different Reserve Deputy classifications:
• Reserve Deputy I:
Is a volunteer who is appointed by the Sheriff as a Reserve Deputy I who serves on a basis in accordance with applicable law, agency policy and has law enforcement authority only while under the direct supervision of a fully certified FCSO Deputy Sheriff, Reserve Deputy II, or other law enforcement officer as determined by the Sheriff or designee. Reserve Deputy I must meet all qualifications as required by Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC).
• Reserve Deputy II:
Is a volunteer who is appointed by the Sheriff as a Reserve Deputy II and who has met the training requirements as prescribed for full-time law enforcement officers by the Florida CJSTC. Upon successful completion of the FCSO Field Training and Evaluation Program, Reserve Deputy II's are not required to work under the direct supervision or control of a fulltime Deputy Sheriff. Reserve Deputy II must meet all qualifications as required by Florida CJSTC.
• Administrative Reserve Deputy:
Administrative Reserves have sworn authority as granted by the Sheriff, but have no powers of arrest unless specifically stated by the Sheriff. Administrative Reserve Deputies are persons desiring to retain their CJSTC certification in the event they should one day chose to re-enter the law enforcement ranks. An Administrative Reserve Deputy must meet and maintain all qualifications as required by Florida CJSTC.
Persons interested in learning more about the Reserve Deputy Program are encouraged to contact Director Jim Troiano, at 386-586-4805 or by e-mail at jtroiano.