Reserve Deputy Sheriff

Salary & Classification

Classification: Volunteer position
Salary: Non-paying/voluntary
Closing Date: Open continuously

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Nature of Work
Under general supervision, performs technical work of moderate difficulty in law enforcement and investigative duties. This position has department specific responsibility.

Experience & Education
High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Certification within one (1) year of appointment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements
This classification requires the applicant to successfully complete a background check, physical, psychological, polygraph examination, and drug test prior to appointment; must be 21 years of age and a United States citizen; and must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license; must be willing to submit to random drug testing.

The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not to be considered a complete statement of duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any stage of the recruitment process. Requests for accommodation must be made through the Yuma County Human Resources Department in advance of the event, or as soon as practical, so that necessary arrangements can be made. (928) 373-1013 OR TDD (928) 373-1013.

Examples of Work
(Illustrative only) Patrols assigned area for the prevention of crime, enforcement of laws and protection of life and property; responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations on crimes and traffic collisions; arrests violators of law; identifies and interviews witnesses, victims and criminals; prepares and maintains detailed reports and documentation; secures accident and crime scenes, and responsible for crowd control; administers first aid; identifies, collects and secures evidence, and maintains chain of evidence for criminal investigations; apprehends, detains and searches suspects, and cites or arrests for civil and criminal law violations; transports and books arrestees; assists in surveillance work; executes various writs, subpoenas and court orders; appears in court to present evidence and/or testify as a witness; regular and reliable attendance; maintains patrol vehicle and equipment according to Department standards; conducts police related community awareness; performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of: Yuma County policies and procedures; County, state and Federal laws, regulations and ordinances; Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures; law enforcement principles, methods, practices, equipment and procedures; geography, roads, and streets of Yuma county; law enforcement investigation principles; bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials, conditions and devices.

Skills in: Learning and applying law enforcement principles, rules, techniques and the proper use of issued equipment; managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially; applying good judgment and making effective decisions under pressure; use of firearms, motor vehicles and other law enforcement equipment; preparing clear, comprehensive, and accurate reports; interviewing and dealing with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; administering first aid and CPR; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; operating computerized technology and job-related software applications; following written and verbal instructions; communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
(Illustrative Only) Work is performed outdoors and in a general office environment; work a variety of scheduled shifts, irregular hours and/or on-call status; physical agility to pursue offenders on foot, stop and subdue resisting offenders using necessary force where appropriate, including deadly force; maneuver through and over paved, gravel, rough, uneven, slippery, or turf areas; climb elevations; exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, inclement weather, temperature extremes, traffic hazards, body fluids, communicable diseases; hazardous chemicals, firearms, various evidence, and unpleasant odors; exposure to remote, isolated areas, and potentially hazardous, disabling, and life-threatening situations; bend, reach, kneel, and crouch to gather evidence, conduct search activities, and other law enforcement duties; stand and sit for long periods of time; wear required uniform articles and safety equipment for extended periods of time; lift and pull up to 165 pounds in emergency situations; use and maintain proficiency with a variety of law enforcement tools including handguns, baton, and other weapons; visual and muscular dexterity to operate: a motor vehicle, computer equipment, and two-way  radio while maintaining constant vigilance to the surrounding area; utilize two-way radio to hear and respond to: radio communications, voice instructions, and/or commands under a variety of working situations and background noise levels.

For More Information...

Regarding the Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Program, contact:

Sgt. Ryland Croutch
Tel: (928) 819-2212
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-3:00 PM

For information regarding testing, contact the Sheriff's Office Human Resources Department.

Ashley Garcia
Tel: (928) 539-7827

Apply Online

All Yuma County applications must be submitted on-line through NeoGov. Yuma County no longer accepts paper applications. To apply on-line, click link: Yuma County Employment

If you do not have access to a computer, Yuma County has kiosks located at 198 S. Main Street, Yuma, AZ.

If you have questions or need assistance with the on-line application process, please contact:

Yuma County Human Resources Department
198 S. Main Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Tel: (928) 373-1013

Job Line: (928) 373-6090


If selected for testing, applicants will be notified by telephone and/or by mail of testing date, time and location. Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior. Testing will begin promptly at the time indicated.