Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office Reserve
"Protecting, Serving and Saving"
With Virginia's Largest
Volunteer Reserve Division
The Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Chip Harding seek high-quality recruits for the Reserve Division on an annual basis.
2016 applications are open.
“It is the Reserve Division’s unselfish commitment to this
community that enables my office to contribute so many valued services at
little to no cost to the tax
“Valued-Services Provided by Our Dedicated
|The Albemarle County Sheriff's Office is seeking
enthusiastic citizen volunteers to serve the community in an interesting
and rewarding role as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. The Reserve Division is
made up of sixty dedicated volunteers that have met the same basic hiring
requirements as full time officers. They pay for their own uniforms and
firearm. After extensive state certified training they are sworn in and
provide back up support for all Sheriff Office functions.|
Reserve Division provides law enforcement back up and support for all
Albemarle County Sheriff's Office functions, including community support
activities. This includes court security, going on extraditions, and
directly overseeing most of our community programs. Sheriff Harding tries
to keep this volunteer division at 60 officers. These trained and sworn
deputies contribute time to courtroom security each month and they assist
in overseeing/staffing a number of initiatives including the Search and
Rescue Unit, Project Lifesaver (provides locator bracelets to children
with autism and seniors with Alzheimer’s), Internet Crimes Against
Children Task Force (ICAC), and Senior TRIAD (crime prevention/safety
initiatives for seniors). In addition to the traditional law enforcement
support, the Reserve Division assists the local Game Wardens, provides
security at charitable events and support in disaster relief. Our deputies
are also trained to respond to acts of terrorism.
The Reserve Division not only provides a much-needed service to
our community, but also saves the taxpayers of Albemarle County over
$600,000 annually in the process.
- In 2008 over 700 hours were contributed in the search for Earl Funk
on Cedar Mountain.
- In September 2003 during hurricane Isabel, the Reserve Division
provided over 260 man-hours assisting the residents of our community.
During the four-day period, these volunteers delivered food and water to
stranded families, provided security at emergency evacuation centers and
manned the hurricane emergency call center.
- The Sheriff and the Reserves assist Scottsville and Crozet with
their fourth of July Parades providing traffic control at no charge
The Reserve Division
- A volunteer organization of dedicated and trained citizens who
support and assist the operations and duties of the Sheriff's
- An opportunity to be trained for and to engage in law enforcement on
a professional basis.
- An opportunity to serve your community by assisting in providing
needed and important law enforcement services.
- An opportunity to consider law enforcement work as a career.
- An opportunity for those persons who are interested in law
enforcement work but not as a career.
- To learn more about any of our programs, join the Reserves or become
a non-sworn volunteer assisting directly with a program visit our web
site, send me an e-mail or give me a call. Our programs are funded
through private contributions and your financial assistance is welcome.
Please Contact Sheriff “Chip” Harding
- To invigorate your spirit of adventure or obtain additional
information about this opportunity, please contact the Sheriff’s Office
through the “Contact Us” section of this
|What Reserve Deputies do
||Reserve Deputy Requirements |
- Court security assistance
- Prisoner transportation assistance
- Civil process
- Official presence at special events
- Child identification program technician
- Crime prevention and community relations support
- Administrative and support functions as needed
- Traffic direction
- Game Enforcement
- Crowd control assistance
- Search and Rescue
- Project Lifesaver
- Senior TRIAD Safety Initiatives
- ICAC Task Force
- At least 21 years of age
- Meet the same standards as if applying for a full-time paid deputy
- H.S. Diploma or G.E.D.
- Valid driver’s license
- No criminal record
- Good character
- Good health
- Citizen of the United States
New Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division class 2016
Are now accepting applications through November 16th 2015
If you are interested in applying, please complete the application found here
and follow the submission instructions.
We expect to have approximately 10-12 reserve openings for the class that will begi
mid-January and continue through May. You will be required to attend classes every Monday
and Wednesday evening, from 6pm-9pm, and a number of Saturday classes from 8am-5pm.
Most classes will be held at the Sheriff’s Office or the Albemarle County Office Building.
After the screening of all applications, successful candidates will be interviewed by the ACSOR Command Staff during November and December 2015.
Thank you for your interest in the Albemarle County Reserve Division.
J. E. "Chip"
Albemarle Sheriff's Office
411 E. High Street Bldg
Charlottesville, Va 22902