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Reserve Deputy Sheriff Program - Getting Started

Academy TrainingThe 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 Commitment

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:

  • Training
    The required training is the same training that sworn deputy sheriffs complete.
  • Cost
    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 See links to the right for details. Registration fees are due on the first day of class.
  • Time
    Once assigned, reserve deputies are required to serve two shifts per month. 
  • Fitness
    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.

Class Schedules

Review the Ben Clark Training Center class schedules See links to the right to find the next available Level III Modular class. 

College Enrollment

Riverside Community CollegeYou 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.

The Application

Once you have decided to become a reserve deputy, you need to complete the Academy Application See links to the right 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

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Deputy Training
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