The Leon County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit was established in 1964. The unit is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to assist with the many duties handled by full time Deputies. All reserve deputies are sworn and attend training along with full time deputies.
Reserve deputies work in every aspect of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. The primary duties for reserve deputies are assisting Uniform Patrol and working special events throughout Leon County. Reserve deputies work special events such as: Red Hills Horse Trials, Springtime Tallahassee, Celebrate America, Veteran's Day Parade and all home Florida State University football games.
Many reserve deputies are former full time deputies that have retired, but still have the desire to serve our community. The many years of experience these deputies have acquired are utilized to train new reserve deputies. Other reserve deputies have full time jobs in the community. They are firefighters, nurses, teachers and many other professions. All reserve deputies have a common drive and desire; to help the citizens of Leon County enjoy a safe and enjoyable community in which to work and live.
The Leon County Sheriff's Office Reserve Unit is a great way for aspiring full time deputies to gain valuable, “on the job” experience. Reserve deputies can continue their college education requirements for full time employment while gaining valuable experience.
The Reserve Deputies provide approximately 12,000 hours of donated time annually. This averages a cost avoidance to the Leon County Taxpayers of $300,000.00 per year.
The Members of the Reserve Unit are extremely proud to serve the Citizens of Leon County and represent the Sheriff’s Office.