Reserve Deputy Sheriff Program - Getting Started
The Riverside Community College District in partnership with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, provides a unique opportunity for working adults who wish to become reserve deputies. A "modular" course allows you to take the three levels of Academy training during evening and weekend classes.
The Academy is difficult and challenging and our standards are high throughout the program. If you are unsure about something, or have any questions or concerns, contact the staff for guidance. Before pursuing a reserve deputy assignment, you should be prepared to commit to:
The required training is the same training that sworn deputy sheriffs complete.
Although some equipment is provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, most expenses are the responsibility of the reserve deputy. Please review the Academy Costs document listed to the right for details. Registration fees are due on the first day of class.
Once assigned, reserve deputies are required to serve two shifts per month.
Physical fitness is essential for reserve deputies and you will be required to complete a 3-4 mile run, push-ups and sit-ups during your training.
Review the Ben Clark Training Center class schedules to find the next available Level III Modular class.
You will receive college units via Riverside Community College (RCC) when you successfully complete your academy training. You must complete the online application process with RCC if you are not a current student already at www.cccapply.org. Please print out the Enrollment Confirmation Page and bring a copy on the first day of class.
Once you have decided to become a reserve deputy, you need to complete the Academy Application listed at the right, sign it, and mail it to the address at the bottom of the application. You will be contacted by a representative from the Ben Clark Training Center