Boone County, Indiana Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Mike Nielsen

Reserve Qualifications


A successful candidate for Reserve Deputy must:

1)      be a citizen of the United States;

2)      be at least 21 years of age;

3)      have a high school diploma or G.E.D.;

4)      be in sound physical and mental health;

5)      be a resident of Boone County, Indiana or a contiguous county;

6)      have eyesight correctable to 20/20;

7)      not have been convicted of any Felony, Battery misdemeanor or Domestic Violence conviction;

8)      pass a written entry-level examination;

9)      pass physical examination / agility testing;

10)  submit to drug screening, psychological testing, and a Polygraph (as needed);

11)  possess a valid driver’s license from the State of Indiana;

12)  submit to being fingerprinted;

13)  submit to a character and background investigation, which includes but is not limited to:

·         your credit rating

·         your previous and current employment

·         your driving record

·         any criminal records

·         interviews conducted with family members and/or friends

14)  appear for an oral interview held by Reserve Board members;

15)  Not be employed in the security field;

16)  pass an Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board Accredited Academy course held at the Boone County Sheriff’s Office or other location as required over a period of several months;

17)  successfully complete post-academy field training;

18)  work a minimum number of hours each month as determined by the Reserve Command structure to keep an active status and be available for special events as needed;

19)  purchase your own equipment other than what is provided by the Sheriff's office; and

20)  NOT be a Corrections Officer at the BCSO.

Bob Craig


1905 Indianapolis Ave

Lebanon, IN 46052

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm

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