"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 payer”
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.
The Reserve Division is...
A volunteer organization of dedicated and trained citizens who support and assist the operations and duties of the Sheriff's Office.
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 website.
What Reserve Deputies do
Court security assistance
Prisoner transportation assistance
Official presence at special events
Child identification program technician
Crime prevention and community relations support
Administrative and support functions as needed
Crowd control assistance
Search and Rescue
Senior TRIAD Safety Initiatives
Reserve Deputy Requirements
At least 21 years of age
Meet the same standards as if applying for a full-time paid deputy position.
H.S. Diploma or G.E.D.
Valid driver’s license
No criminal record
Citizen of the United States
2019 Reserve Deputy application can be found here