Reserve Deputy Sheriff
Indy Gov - Marion County, IN

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The Marion County Sheriff's Office Reserve Division is the only reserve program in America capable of completely replacing all Deputies on the road while they attend training without accumulating overtime. The Reserve Division was formed in 1968 to supplement the Marion County Sheriff's Office Road Patrol. Reserve officers are non-paid volunteers that work in investigations ,serving warrants, jail duties, weather and disaster call-outs and crime prevention. Reserve Deputies are also detailed for the Indianapolis 500 Race and 500 Festival Parade, the Brickyard 400, the Marion County Fair, Indianapolis Colts games and other public events.

Reserve Deputies include a variety of professionals including nurses, teachers, firefighters, EMT's, accountants, investment brokers and people who own their own businesses. Reserve officers have the same police powers and are issued the same equipment as MCSO Deputies. The Reserve Division has its own rank structure and deputies are provided the same in-service training as Deputies. A fleet of cars is assigned to the Reserve Division and deputies receive a vehicle based upon the amount of time donated to the department, their availability and their performance. The Reserve Division utilizes cars assigned to the division 24 hours a day.

Position Responsibilities:

Assist with Sex/Violent Offender Duties as assigned
Assist with serving warrants as assigned
Assist with traffic patrol as assigned
Assist with special events as assigned
Assist Custody and care of arrestees as assigned
Assist in maintaining security in all detention areas, City-County Building,
Sheriff's Headquarters, and Arrestee Processing Center
May Escort and transport inmates/visitors
May Complete records, reports and forms
Respond to emergency situations within the facility
Enter and retrieve computer data
Perform searches of inmates and/or arrested subjects
Attend regular in-service training sessions


1. Be a citizen of the United States
2. Be at least 21 years of age
3. Must possess and maintain a valid Indiana Driver's license
upon date of hire
4. Have a high school diploma or acceptable GED
5. No felony or battery conviction
6. Able to work any shift or duty schedule - donating 32 hours per month
7. Submit to Character and Background investigation but not limited to:
A. Credit Rating
B. Previous Employment
C. Criminal Record
D. Driving Record
Be in sound mental and physical health verified by a physician designated by the Agency. There is no recourse to rejection by the Agency's physician.

Independent Judgment:

Independent judgment is used on a regular basis, with guidance from supervisory staff.