The Reserve Division is made up of professional men and women who want to give back to their community. These professions include doctors, bankers, engineers, paramedics, firefighters, aircraft pilots, boat captains, and personal business owners just to name a few.

The STPSO Reserve Division compliments full-time divisions in the areas of Patrol, Special Operations, Corrections and Courthouse Security. Reserves also man the Mounted Division, Marine Division, Traffic Division, and Detective Divisions. One of our members is a paramedic and serves as a member of the Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. Team.

Even though each division serves a different function, all of these folks have one thing in common... they enjoy helping people!

Wherever there is a fair, festival, football game, school function or any number of other activities in St. Tammany Parish, there will be a member of your STPSO Reserve Division there to help promote safety and security while ensuring that everyone has an enjoyable time.

The Reserve Division deputies supplement the full-time deputies whenever they have the time or whenever they are called upon to do so. These reserves have the same law enforcement authority and provide the same protection to the people of St. Tammany as full-time deputies. Our Reserve Deputies patrol the streets and answer calls for assistance from our citizens just like any other deputy.

Reserve deputies also assist in educating the public with bicycle safety programs and Lady Beware, the Sheriff’s Office self-defense program geared toward women.

The only difference between the full-time deputies and the reserve deputies is the reserves don't get paid. The payment is the satisfaction of knowing they are doing something extra to HELP.


The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Reserve Division is seeking applications from civic minded members of the community to assist in our mission. Once selected, new applicants will be given the training necessary to function as a Deputy Sheriff with full Police Officer Standardized Training (POST) to follow. New members will be given the opportunity to continue training to become certified as a solo deputy to work independently on the streets. We also offer positions for those that wish to work as a second deputy alongside as solo deputy.

If you feel you would like to be part of this organization of special men and women, please contact the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Personnel Division at (985) 726-7700. You may also submit an application online with the form below.


online employment form

Be sure to check "Reserve" under the "Employment Desired "section