The Reserve Unit provides supplementary manpower to the Department in the Field Operations and Detention Services Divisions. Reserve Officers have all the powers of full-time officers, but the their duties and responsibility are restricted by departmental policy.
Reserve Officers must meet the same requirements for employment as full-time officers. These requirements are:
- Must be at least 21 years of age, maximum age not exceeding 70 years.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. certificate.
- Must satisfactorily pass thorough background investigation conducted by the Department
- Must not have been convicted of a felony in any state and not have been convicted of any serious misdemeanor, other than minor traffic violations.
- Must pass physical and psychological examinations.
- Must be Certified by the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission.
- Must be accepted by the Sheriff for the program.
Reserve Officers are required to perform a minimum of ten hours of duty each month. Reserve Officers must work a minimum of four consecutive hours, and may not work more than twelve hours per shift. Duty assignments may be made by the Reserve Commander or his designee.
GCSO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER