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Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Reserve Academy.


Applications should be mailed or delivered to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Office, 27 E. Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Applications must be received no later than July 19, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.


An informational Open House will be held on July 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Community Room at the Office of the Sheriff at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue.


The written test for those seeking a seat in the Reserve Academy will occur on July 27, 2013.


The Reserve Academy will begin on October 21, 2013, training sessions are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings as well as on Saturdays.


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The El Paso County Sheriff's Reserve Section was first organized as the Sheriff's Posse in 1953, and provides a ready resource of qualified, trained volunteer manpower to the operations of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.


The Reserve Section is composed of highly trained community minded volunteers that are trained by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Law Enforcement and Detention Operations.


The Reserves must meet the same criteria for appointment as full-time deputies and must complete the same level of testing and training. Applications are accepted year-round, but applicant processing is coordinated with the full-time hiring processes.


Following appointment, Reserves are scheduled to attend a Basic Reserve Law Enforcement Academy as required by Police Officers Standards and Training (POST). Upon completion of the required training, Reserve Deputies are sworn and placed in the Reserve Certification Program, which is an "on-the-job" field training program that is modified to accommodate personal work schedules.


Law Enforcement Bureau Support: Reserve deputies with proper training, certification and direction, as required by statute, augment the Patrol Division by participating in the following duties:


  • Working as a solo patrol deputy or with a partner.
  • Conduct traffic enforcement.
  • Provide traffic and crowd control at special events.
  • Assist in warrant sweeps.
  • Assist in high profile interdiction activities.
  • Are a ready reserve force for any contingency.

Currently, the Law Enforcement Reserves number twenty-three, five of whom are designated as Reserve Training Officers.


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Detentions Bureau Support: Reserve deputies with the proper training, certification and direction, as required by statute and policy augment the Detention Bureau by serving in the detention facility wards, Intake and Release and assisting with the road crew support.


Reserves are expected to commit at least 192 hours annually to the operations of the Sheriff's Office, including attendance at a monthly business and in-service training session, held on the first Wednesday evening of the month. The Sheriff's Office provides handguns and ballistic vests; Reserves provide their own uniforms to include their leather gear. To help defray uniform costs, those reservists that meet the requirements as set by Sheriff’s Office Policies, are eligible for an annual uniform allowance after one year of service.


  Frequently Asked Questions
   What is the current staffing for the Reserve Section?

   What are the duties of Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s?

   How do I apply?

   What are the requirements to apply?

   What is the training requirement?

   How much does it cost me?

   Once I graduate from the academy how much time do you require?

   What if I get hurt?


Q: What is the current staffing for the Reserve Section?


A: EPSO Reserve Section currently has 25 members. This number fluctuates as people’s lives affect their availability for volunteer service. We would like to double this number.


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Q: What are the duties of Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s?


A: Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s serve without compensation along side our paid counterparts in every aspect of the duties of this office. Reserve Deputies serve in Patrol, Detentions, Special Operations, disaster response and community events. Reserve deputy sheriff’s are sworn law enforcement officers and have arrest powers while on duty.


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Q: How do I apply?


A: Download an application for employment by clicking here.


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Q: What are the requirements to apply?


A: The Reserves must meet the same standards for appointment as full-time deputies and must complete the same level of testing and background checks. Applicants will complete a written test, an oral board, a thorough background investigation and CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analysis). Additionally, Reserve applicants must pass a physical exam and a mental evaluation.


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Q: What is the training requirement?


A: Once accepted, you will complete a demanding training academy of approx 300 hours. This training is conducted evenings and weekends. This consists of classroom, firearms training, law enforcement drivers training, and arrest control tactics and procedures.


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Q: How much does it cost me?


A: The office provides most of the required equipment. Firearms, ammunition, body armor, and radios are provided by the office. You will be expected to pay for your individual equipment and uniforms. These costs vary but can be approximately $500.00 - $1000.00 dollars. If you meet the documented standards for service, you will be provided an annual clothing allowance to offset these costs. Additionally, many volunteer related costs are tax deductable.


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Q: Once I graduate from the academy how much time do you require?


A: The reserve section minimum requirement is 16 hours/ month averaged annually. Additionally, you must qualify with your assigned weapons and meet annual training requirements. Members of this section are expected to man a number of community events during the year. Additionally, we serve on call for the needs of the office.


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Q: What if I get hurt?


A: Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s are protected by Colorado State Statute under Workmen’s Compensation Laws.


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   Sheriff's Office Facilities Information

Office of the Sheriff
27 East Vermijo Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO. 80903
Phone:719.520.7100

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Metro Detention Facility
210 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO. 80903

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Criminal Justice Center
2739 East Las Vegas
Colorado Springs, CO. 80906
Phone:719.390.2000

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