Reserve Posse

Leon County Sheriff’s Reserve And Support Posse Unit

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Reserve and Support Posse members. If you are interested in becoming part of a dynamic team serving with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, please read more about our Reserve and Support Posse program, how it works and what is required.

Our goal is to help The Citizens of Leon County by augmenting the duties and responsibilities of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

 Leon County Sheriff’s Reserve Posse Program

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Posse is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full time Deputies. Reserve Posse members also receive the same training, equipment and uniforms as full time Deputies and work alongside them in every aspect of Office and field operations. The Reserve Posse program is also designed to ensure your success through training that will enable you to become a valuable resource in assisting the full time Deputies working the streets and roads of Leon County. Members of this dynamic team may have an avenue to complete the Sheriff’s Office FTO program to become a full time deputy for those who desire to pursue a career in law enforcement. By completing the FTO Program, but not wanting to work as a full time deputy, you can be appointed by the Sheriff of Leon County as a part time deputy with the same responsibilities as a full time Deputy.

All Reserve Posse members are required to complete a minimum of 16 hours of service each month. They also must attend monthly meetings and complete all yearly training as required by the Leon County  Sheriff’s Office and any training requirements established by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.


  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be of good moral character
  • Must have high school/ GED Diploma
  • Must have successfully completed the basic recruit training program for Law Enforcement approved by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
  • Must produce a copy of the state of Florida Certification for Law Enforcement Examination results showing a passing score
  • Residency within Leon County in the State of Florida

The Application Process

You will be required to pass the following steps:

  • Complete an application
  • Oral interview
  • Thorough Background investigation
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Psychological examination
  • Medical examination (applicant must pay for this exam)

Leon County Sheriff’s Support Posse Program

The Leon County Sheriff’s Support Posse is comprised of community members who do not want to have Law Enforcement responsibilities but want to be a part of the Sheriff’s Office and serve the community. They act in a non-sworn capacity and assist the Sheriff’s Office with various community and charitable events. They are supplied with a uniform but are not armed or authorized to make arrests.


  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be of good moral character
  • Must have high school/GED Diploma

For additional information or application contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Human Resource Bureau at 606-3356.

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