Reserve Deputy Program

Job Title: Reserve Deputy
Testing Date/Time:
To Be Announced
Closing Date/Time:
To Be Announced
Job Type: Reserve
Location: 300 S. Jackson Waxahachie, Texas

To Apply

    UPDATE: To complete an application please click here and follow the instructions on the application.

    All applications must be filled out on the computer. No hand-written applications will be accepted.


The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Program is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn Deputy Sheriffs. Reserve deputies receive the same training as full-time deputies and work alongside them in every aspect of Sheriff’s Office operations.

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Program continuously seeks qualified community members who meet the high standards necessary to become an Ellis County Deputy. The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office invites you to consider a second career with this fine law enforcement agency. Lieutenant Bruce Stayments oversees the administrative functions of the Reserve Program.

Entry level written exam: To Be Determined

Physical ability test: To Be Determined

A physical ability claim release form is required at the time of testing.


  1. Be a citizen of the United States of America
  2. At least 21 years of age at time of application.
  3. No less than Honorable Discharge if prior military.
  4. Has passed a general educational development (GED) test indicating high school graduation level; or holds a high school diploma.
  5. Have a favorable driving record and hold a valid driver license, if not licensed by the State of Texas, be able to obtain a Texas Driver License before employment.
  6. At the time of employment have 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected in each eye. Uncorrected vision cannot exceed 20/100 in each eye, unless vision is corrected by the use of corrective lenses, which MUST BE WORN on duty and/or during ALL enforcement related activities or off-duty employment. Must be free of dichromatic color blindness, night blindness and any other visual deficiencies or limitations. Persons, who have had eye surgery performed on either eye, will not be eligible to be hired, until one year after the surgery.
  7. Have no hearing loss greater than 30-decibels (correction) in either ear. Uncorrected hearing cannot exceed a 60-decibel loss in either ear.
  8. Be of good character.
  9. Have a favorable work and school record.
  10. Must be a TCLEOSE licensed peace officer and may never have had his/her license revoked or currently be under any type of suspension other than academic.
  11. Not have a criminal record that would preclude hiring, as determined by TCLEOSE and Ellis County Sheriff’s Office standards.

To join the reserve program, please contact Captain Bruce Stayments.

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