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Reserve Deputy Level Descriptions

There are three levels of reserve deputy, each requiring some degree of the same law enforcement training that a sworn deputy must complete. Reserve Deputy Sheriff - Level III is the minimum requirement to become a reserve deputy.

Part Time Training

The Sheriff's Department Clark Training Center offers training as a part-time academy and courses are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6 to 11 PM and every other Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The training courses can be taken at any accredited facility.See links to the right

Becoming a reserve deputy requires a commitment in both time and effort as well as a financial investment for training and equipment.

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Reserve Deputy Sheriff - Level III

Description Training Requirements

Level III Reserve deputies are deployed and assigned only to carry out limited duties not requiring general law enforcement powers. Duties may include, traffic enforcement, prisoner transport, crime prevention duties and other duties at the direction of the Sheriff.

Course Content:

  • Ethics/Professionalism/Leadership
  • Vehicle Operations
  • Search & Seizure
  • Firearms
  • Custody
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Use of Force
  • Chemical Agents
  • Arrest & Control/Baton Use
  • Report Writing

 

A 12-week, 162-hour academy that is a discipline and stress-oriented program with an emphasis on professionalism, ethics and leadership, vehicle operations, arrest and control, baton, firearms, and chemical agents. In addition, there are inspections, training in formation, physical exercises (running, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, etc.) and facing movements with marching.

Reserve Level III applicants must attend a background orientation. Applicants in this category are not required to participate in the physical agility test.

Students attend the academy in full uniform and are required to purchase their own physical training gear along with other miscellaneous supplies.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff - Level II

Description Training Requirements

Level II Reserve deputies have full peace officer powers while on duty. Level II Reserves work in a general law enforcement capacity under direct supervision of a law enforcement officer.

Course Content:

  • Cultural Diversity & Discrimination
  • Crisis Intervention & Victimology
  • Vehicle Pullovers
  • Firearms (day & night shooting)
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Arrest & Control/Baton Use
  • Investigative Report Writing
  • Hazardous Materials

This 15-week, 242-hour academy is a disciplined, full-stress-oriented program with an emphasis on community relations, investigative report writing, cultural diversity, search & seizure, arrest/control & baton, and firearms. In addition, there are inspections, training in formation, physical exercises (running, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, etc.), and facing movements with marching.

Students attend the academy in full uniform and are required to purchase their own physical training gear along with other miscellaneous supplies.

 

Reserve Deputy Sheriff - Level I

Description Training Requirements

Level I Reserve is the highest level of reserve deputy carrying the most responsibility and training requirements. Level I Reserve deputies have the same law enforcement powers and authority as regular full-time deputies while on duty. Level I Reserves may be assigned to any function as required by the Sheriff.

Course Content:

  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation
  • Patrol Tactics
  • Vehicle Pullover
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Crimes in Progress
  • Tactical & Combat Firearms
  • Death Investigations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gang Awareness
  • Controlled Substances
  • Traffic Accident Investigations

This 26-week, 451-hour academy is the final component of the modular format academy. It is a discipline and high-stress-oriented program with an emphasis on emergency vehicle operations, tactical & combat firearms training, arrest/control & baton, and investigative report writing. In addition, there are inspections, training in formation, physical exercises (running, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, etc.), facing movements with marching, and scenario training.

Students attend the academy in full uniform and are required to purchase their own physical training gear along with other miscellaneous supplies.

 

  • For additional information on available courses please contact the Riverside Community College Ben Clark Training Center representative at 951-486-3240
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Clark Training Center, Riverside, CA
Clark Training Center
16791 Davis Avenue
Riverside, CA 92518
Phone Numbers
Law Enforcement: 951-486-2800
Part-Time Academy: 951-486-2800