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The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department is also testing for the Reserve Academy on the same test dates for Cadets and Laterals. Visit the recruiting page to view an updated list of test dates. The testing process requires a $50.00 non-refundable processing fee due at testing registration on testing day.

 


 

415 Tijeras NW, 4th Floor
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Monday-Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 
Dana D. Kouri
Reserve Division Coordinator
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department
(505) 238-8664 Cell Phone
Email: dkouri@bernco.gov
         SECTION ONE
         Sworn Reserve Deputy
  • FULL SWORN RESERVE DEPUTY
  • Has completed the entire hiring process
  • Has completed the Reserve Academy or Reserve Lateral Academy
  • Has completed the Sworn Reserve FTO program
  • Full law enforcement powers granted by the Sheriff
  • Must complete a total of 480 hours (192 in the field)
  • Has the capacity to work under the Direct and Express Direction of a Sworn Deputy.
  • May work as a 2 person unit and under a “Special”.
  • May take additional training to enhance capabilities.
  • MUST MAINTAIN THESE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Eight (8) hours per month (non-FSD patrol specific)
  • Bi-annual evaluations
  • Six (6) meetings/training (annual)
  • Twenty (20) hours of annual training

 

         SECTION TWO- LEVEL ONE
         Special Reserve Deputy
  • Sworn Reserve Deputy Trainee/ Cadet
  • Currently in the reserve academy, reserve lateral academy, or FTO process
  • Must complete FTO training within six (6) months of graduation from the reserve academy
  • After successfully completing the six (6) month requirement, a Level 1 must complete 120 hours prior to sworn reserve level promotion; during this time, a level one may only work under the direct supervision of a sworn deputy or sworn reserve
         SECTION TWO- LEVEL TWO
         Lateral
  • Holds a current Law Enforcement Certification from a State, Local, of Federal agency
  • Has not yet completed the reserve lateral academy
  • Has not yet completed the FTO process
SECTION TWO- LEVEL THREE
Special Reserve Deputy
  • Volunteers and civilians
  • Has successfully completed a background and application process
  • Must complete eight (8) hours of duty each quarter
  • Is NOT certified to wear a department badge, uniform, or firearm.
  • Does NOT possess Law Enforcement powers
  • Are exempt from the sworn reserve deputy requirements.
  • Will be used for administrative functions only
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