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Reserve Deputy Information

Interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Johnson County?

Becoming a Reserve Deputy requires a great time commitment. New recruits accepted into the program must go through the Johnson County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Academy. The course lasts approximately six months; recruits are required to attend classes Tuesday and Thursday nights. Required attendance events are also scheduled every other Saturday throughout the academy course.

Recruits will leave the Reserve Academy with a fundamental knowledge about law, law enforcement procedures, and many other facets of criminal justice.

Please download the application HERE. This is a fillable Microsoft Word document and it is preferred that you type directly onto the form and print it out. You may also hand-write the application as long as it is neat and legible. When you open the document, switch to Print Layout and enable editing.

If you do not have access to Microsoft Word, you may download the PDF version HERE. Please note that the application requires a Release of Information for the background check which must be notarized.

Applicants for Merit and Reserve Deputy must also include the Waiver of liability / Physician’s Release.

Applications for Merit, and Reserve deputies are only accepted during a hiring process. Applications received any other time will be discarded.

The basic eligibility requirements are:

  1. Must be a United States Citizen.
  2. Must be at least 21 years old.
  3. Vision must be correctable to 20/50.
  4. Must possess a valid drivers license.
  5. Must be a graduate of an accredited High School or possess a GED.
  6. For Merit Deputy positions, must be willing to reside in Johnson County, Indiana.

The application will require the following:

  1. Copy of your birth certificate.
  2. High School & college transcripts.
  3. Military DD214 (if applicable).
  4. Recent photograph.
  5. Waiver of liability / Physician’s Release (Required for Merit and Reserve Deputy applicants)

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Each applicant and employee will be limited by his/her own abilities and qualifications, and the department will endeavor to select, hire, and maintain in its employ only the best-qualified persons available for any particular position.