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.

All Road Qualified Reserves must complete a 600-hour Reserve Academy along with the Field Training Officer program. 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.
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.


  • 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)

Interested in applying? Please submit the online Reserve Pre-Application.