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Auxiliary Officer (Volunteer)
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Officer Program is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn police officers.

Auxiliary Officers receive similar training as full-time officers and work alongside them in every aspect of the Sheriff’s Office operations. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office continuously seeks community members who meet high standards necessary to become a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Officer.

Auxiliary Officers of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office are generally not content to play a passive role in life. Instead, they continue to devote their time and talents to the City of Jacksonville. They “get involved” for the betterment of their community while maintaining a membership with one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the country.


Are you interested in joining our team? Please click here to apply!   

Additional Information: Benefits | Qualifications | Requirements | Salary
  • Be at least 21-years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in your state of residence
  • Applicants must have a High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Be in good physical condition.
  • Must be able to run a mile in under 12 minutes.
  • Be of good moral character
  • TATTOOS:  
    • Tattoos are NOT permitted on the face or neck (if visible while wearing a collared shirt).
    • One visible tattoo on each hand, not to exceed one inch in measurement in all directions is permitted. 
    • One ring band tattoo is permitted on each hand.
    • Tattoos behind the ear cannot exceed one inch in measurement in all directions and cannot extend forward of the ear lobe. 
    • Any visible tattoo (e.g., on the hand, behind the ear) will not be permitted if deemed unacceptable.
  • NOT HAVE received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces
  • NOT HAVE been convicted of any felony
  • NOT HAVE been convicted of a misdemeanor involving false statement, perjury or domestic violence
  • IN ADDITION, the following areas may result in applicants being suspended from the hiring process: credit history including bankruptcy and collections; past drug use; inappropriate social media; driving history, work history; criminal activity and associations with known criminals; and inappropriate tattoos.
Applicants must have Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test for Law Enforcement (CJBAT). To register and schedule please visit or by calling 1.877.729.0059 (toll free) Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Sundays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CST

Persons to be considered for possible Florida Reserve Police Officer certification and membership in the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Auxiliary Reserve Unit should carefully consider the following requirements:
  • Must attend the Police Academy four nights a week, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (times are subject to change) for 23 weeks. (Total of 360 hours)
  • Reservists are required to attend a monthly unit meeting after completion of the academy unless excused by the unit commander. A minimum of 10 meetings are held in a calendar year.
  • Must accept and perform three assignments per month unless excused for unusual circumstances. These assignments may include, but are not limited to: stakeouts, transportation, traffic and/or crowd control, or an emergency callout.  (Total hours are not limited to 24 hours a month)
  • Reservists must have a dependable automobile in order to fulfill assignments.  

This is a non-paid, volunteer position.

All uniforms and equipment are provided by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

For more information about this volunteer position please email
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The Consolidated City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employers. To read the Mayor's Statement please click here. For more information about Equal Employment Opportunity, visit or

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