|Reserve Captain Ted Migala|
Reserves must be able to pass the same application process established for regular Deputies. Reserves also can not work in occupations or professions that are likely to have conflicts of interest. Reserves are covered by the Sheriff’s Office for Worker’s Compensation and Liability Protection/Bonding.
There are 3 different Reserve classifications:
Reserve Deputy is an individual who has received certification from the State of Florida, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as a Law Enforcement Officer. Once a Reserve Deputy passes the Monroe County Sheriff Office Field Training program he/she would have full police powers by appointment. A Certified Deputy who has not completed the Field Training program would function as an Auxiliary Deputy until the program is completed. The Reserve Deputy who has completed the Field Training program for the Monroe County Sheriff Office may, upon approval of the Sector Commander, check out a Police Cruiser and perform as a Deputy Sheriff.
Auxiliary Deputy is an individual who has received certification from the State of Florida, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as an Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer, and has complete police powers while in the presence of a Deputy Sheriff/Reserve Deputy. A Certified Auxiliary Deputy can assist in all the same areas as the Auxiliary Support (see below), and can also perform as an Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer under the "Span of Control" of a Deputy Sheriff.
Auxiliary Support is an individual who has not received any certification from the State of Florida, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Auxiliary Support members have no police powers outside of those of a normal Florida citizen.
Most members are of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Reserve Force fall into the Auxiliary Support category. These members serve the county and themselves in many areas of the Sheriff Office. The Sheriff's Office has members that ride with Deputies, assist Bailiffs in the Courts, work with the Aviation Division, assist with records, investigations, community contacts, and work with the School Resource Officers to administer the Cadet/Explorer program. We also are developing a "Citizens on Patrol" reserve section that will act as an extension of our existing Crime Watch program.
If you have questions about the Sheriff Office Reserve Program, please send an email message to Reserve Captain Ted Migala at firstname.lastname@example.org.