BCSO Reserve Program


The Bexar County Sheriff's Reserve is a group of dedicated citizen/Deputies that provide support to the Patrol, Judicial Services, CID, Jail, Training, Administration, and Sex Offender Registration units of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.BSCO Center

For those just out of the academy, serving as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff provides real world law enforcement experience. For Peace Officers who currently have a primary career other than in law enforcement, the Sheriff's Reserve provides an opportunity for community service through volunteering their time to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office


Reserve Deputy Sheriff is a volunteer, non-paid position. Reserve Deputies are permitted to work paid traffic assignments in addition to their monthly duty requirements (additional volunteer hours each month are required to qualify to work paid traffic assignments). The Sheriff's Office issues service weapons, some equipment, and uniforms, if available.


The Sheriff's Reserve provides their Deputies a minimum of 40 hours of law enforcement training each year. All training at the Bexar County Sheriff's Office Training Academy is provided to our Deputies at no cost. We also provide weapons training and qualification opportunities throughout the year.

Requirements for Appointment

To be appointed as a Bexar County Reserve Deputy Sheriff, an applicant:

  • Must be a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Certified Peace Officer.
  • Pass a written exam.
  • Pass a thorough background check, including a polygraph exam.
  • Undergo a psychological evaluation.
  • Undergo a 40 hour course.
  • Pass a physical examination.

Monthly Requirements

All Reserve Deputies are volunteers that must perform a minimum of 16 duty hours per month in support of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. To qualify to work paid assignments, extra volunteer work hours may be required.

Talk to a Recruiter

If you have questions about the Sheriff's Reserve, email the Reserve Deputy Coordinator.