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Interested in becoming a Reserve deputy?

The Reserve Division is currently comprised of 100 sworn reserve deputies and a dedicated career staff support unit. The division is under the command of an Assistant Chief Deputy.

Reserve Deputy Sheriffs are fully sworn police officers, who are state-certifiable peace officers by TN POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training). Reserve deputies independently perform the same sheriff duties as full-time career sheriff deputies, on volunteer basis. 

HIRING PROCESS

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Submit Your Application

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Pass the Physical Agility Test

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Pass the Written Exam

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Begin Background Check

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Interviews

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Finalize Background Check

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Medical Exams

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Psychological Written Exam

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Law Enforcement

Psychologist Interview

Shelby County Sheriff's Office employees