Reserve Officer Program
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Reserve program is composed of volunteer law
enforcement personnel who supplement the on-street deputies in every division of
the Sheriff’s Office. All Reserve Officers complete the same mandatory training
each year as our full-time Deputies. A Reserve Deputy is a sworn officer with all
the responsibilities and authority of any other deputy. Our primary function is
to assist in manpower when and where needed in support of the Sheriff’s Office mission.
Although our primary function is to aid the Patrol Division we often provide support
to other divisions within the agency. We also take the lead in many special events
such as the Winston-Salem Air Show, various charity events and public service events
across Forsyth County.
The Reserve Program is a sworn position. As a result, applicants must complete a
state sanctioned course in Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) prior to applying.
Applicants are also required to successfully complete pre-hire physical fitness
and POPAT assessment. Most community colleges in our area have BLET programs. Day
classes usually run 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday and last approximately 3 months. Evening
classes usually run from 6pm-10pm and last approximately 6 months. We suggest contacting
our office to begin the application process. If you are interested in the reserve
program, have additional questions or would like more information about our organization,
please contact: FCSO Human Resources: 336-917-7008 or
We suggest contacting our office to begin the application process. If you are interested
or if you are already BLET certified please contact FCSO Human Resources at 336-917-7008.
Should you have additional questions or would like more information about our organization,
please contact: Lieutenant Barham
Reserve Officer Operations