Albemarle Sheriff’s Office Seeks Reserve Deputies


The Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office is seeking 12-15 community-driven citizens to become reserve deputies to bring its total number of reserves to 60. Reserve deputy duties include courtroom security, transportation of prisoners, transportation of mental patients, and traffic control at local parades and sporting events. Reserve deputies also oversee community programs, such as Search and Rescue, Project Lifesaver, TRIAD, first steps firearm safety, child fingerprinting, AED/CPR and others.

These individuals will be added to our current membership, to replace those that have left to take other jobs, including full-time law enforcement. “We have an array of citizens from pilots, authors, head-master of private schools, chief financial officers, chefs, electricians, teachers, anesthesiologist, retired law enforcement, retired military personnel, and technology specialists. That’s what makes this group so special. They represent all the community has to offer,” said Chief Deputy Chan Bryant.

Citizens interested in becoming part of the largest Sheriff’s Office volunteer reserve division in the Commonwealth of Virginia should call Chief Deputy Bryant at (434) 972-4001 or visit to complete an application. The application deadline is Nov. 2. Candidates must complete the reserve deputy academy, which will begin in January 2016. Classes will be held in the evenings and on weekends.


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