The Jail Reserves are sworn, uniformed deputies; they need not be state-certified. They are trained to support the operations of the Boulder County Jail. They ensure the security of inmates and staff, assist with the booking of prisoners, oversee inmate work details, and participate in transports and extraditions.
The Reserves must meet the same criteria for appointment as full-time deputies and must complete the same level of testing and training. Applications are accepted year-round, but applicant processing is coordinated with the full-time employee hiring processes. Following appointment, Reserves are scheduled to attend an “on-the-job” field training program that is modified to accommodate personal work schedules. Reserves are expected to commit at least 20 hours per month to the operations of the Sheriff’s Office, including attendance at a monthly business and in-service training session that is held on the first Wednesday evening of the month. The Sheriff’s Office provides uniforms and ballistic vests; Reserves must provide a weapon that meets agency standards and appropriate footgear.