|Reserve Captain Ted Migala|
The mission of the Reserve Program is to support the operation of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff provides the reserve captain and reserve first lieutenant a position at all staff meetings for direct coordination with the rest of the office.
Reserves contribute to the operation of all divisions within the Sheriff’s Office. They are a functional part of the Honor Guard, Victim Advocates, Court Security, Aviation, Records, Special Investigations, HIDTA, the Dive Team, Community Relations and Parking Enforcement.
Sworn reserve deputies work road patrol both supplementing and covering shortages. Reserves can also be seen helping at special functions like New Year’s Eve fireworks, the Pigeon Key Festival, the 7 Mile Bridge Run, 4th of July parades, and Fantasy Fest, just to name a few.
The Reserve Command Staff consists of:
Chapter 38 of the General Orders covers the Reserve squad for the Monroe County Sheriff Office.
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.
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.
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.