Reserve Deputy Recruitment

Want to give back to your community? Interested in a career in law enforcement? The Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is looking for qualified men and women to volunteer as Reserve Deputies.

What does a Reserve Deputy do?

A Reserve Deputy who is fully trained and commissioned can do just about everything our Patrol Deputies do. That’s why Reserves must meet the exacting selection, training, and assessment qualifications that Patrol Deputies go through.

Being a BCSO Reserve Deputy is a great way to gain experience and see if a career in law enforcement is for you. If you already have a career you love, being a Reserve Deputy is a fun, positive way to give back to your community.

Want to see what is involved in being a BCSO Deputy? Check out this video.

Am I qualified?

In order to apply to be a Reserve Deputy you must…

  • Be 21-years-old or older.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have, at a minimum, a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Have a valid driver’s license, and
  • Successfully complete all steps in the selection process.

I’m interested…how do I apply?

The first step is to complete and submit a Benton County Application. The application form and more information about this volunteer opportunity is available through Benton County Human Resources who maintain the Benton County Career Page. To apply, go to the Benton County Career Page, scroll down until you come to "Volunteer Reserve Deputy." Clicking on this will take you to the position description. To apply, click on the "APPLY" box in the upper right-hand corner of your screen and follow the prompts.

Once your application is received and reviewed, you will be contacted for additional information and must pass the following steps:

  • Initial Criminal History and Department of Motor Vehicles Screening
  • Written Exam (NCJOSI)
  • Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)
  • Personal History Questionnaire
  • Oral Board
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination

TO APPLY: Benton County Career Page

More information?

To learn more about the training and time commitment involved in being a Reserve, read more.