Reserve Division

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Reserve Division has been serving the community of Hamilton County, Indiana since 1971. It is comprised of volunteers who are sworn officers empowered by the Sheriff of Hamilton County to help preserve law and order in the county.

The Reserve Division consists of two different classifications. All Road Qualified and Auxiliary Reserves must complete a 600-hour Reserve Academy and Road Qualified Reserves must complete the Field Training Officer program as well. Each Reserve Deputy is expected to work a minimum of 24 hours each month and attend a mandatory meeting on the 2nd Monday of every month.

Road Qualified Reserve

A Road Qualified Reserve Deputy performs patrol duties, having full law enforcement authority. Road Qualified Reserves typically work in the Patrol Division but also provide court security, work at special events, and perform other special assignments as designated by the Sheriff.

Auxiliary Reserve

An Auxiliary Reserve Deputy is granted law enforcement power when performing a specific assignment while on duty only. These Deputies are used for:
  • Charity runs
  • Court security
  • Dignitary visits
  • Inmate security
  • Parades
  • Traffic control during special events
  • Other special assignments
  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. citizenship by time of appointment
  • Valid Driver’s License with not more than 6 active points
  • No felony convictions or domestic violence convictions
  • Legal ability to possess firearm
  • High School or equivalency diploma 
  • Ability to read and write English
  • No Operating While Intoxicated convictions in last 5 years
  • No dishonorable or undesirable discharge from military
  • No illegal drug use in last 3 years
  • Pass all portions of the selection process, including a physical fitness assessment, background check, medical and psychological screening, and multiple written and practical exams during the Reserve Academy
  • Live in Hamilton County or one of the adjacent counties
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (no upper age limit)

Applications are now being accepted for Reserve Deputy.  Download and complete the application below and submit to the Sheriff's Office.

Interested in applying? Please download the application (PDF), complete the application and mail back with the necessary proper documents to the Sheriff's Office address:

Reserve Division
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
18100 Cumberland Road
Noblesville, Indiana 46060