Members of the Reserve Unit assist the Sheriff’s Office in many ways, including patrol operations and court security.  All new reserve deputies must be certified as law enforcement officers by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.  Uncertified applicants are required to obtain APOST certification before active membership status is granted.  New reserve deputies must meet the same training requirements as other deputies, including the requirement to complete a field training period under the supervision of a field training officer.  Reserve deputies also undergo annual training.  Reserve deputies are fully equipped and have the authority to make arrests and execute warrants.

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Download application to join unit HERE .

Submit to:
Houston County Sheriff's Office
Reserve Unit
144 North Oates Street
Dothan, Alabama 36303