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Orientation & Application Information


You must attend an orientation meeting in order to start your Reserve application process. At the meeting you will view an informative video presentation, and there will be a short presentation covering:

> The application process and timeline

> What you need to know to successfully complete the application

> What you need to do before entering the academy

> What you can expect while at the academy

> Graduation

> What to expect when you reach your station

There are monthly recruiting meetings at the following locations:

Lancaster Sheriff's Station

Address: 501 West Lancaster Boulevard Lancaster, CA 93534

Location: Station Lobby

Phone: (661) 948-8466

When: Third Saturday of each month at 1000 hrs (10:00 am)

Lomita Sheriff's Station

Address: 26123 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717

Location: Station Lobby

Phone: (310) 539-1661

When: Second Wednesday of each month at 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)

Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station

Address: 27005 Agoura Road, Agoura, CA 91301

Location: Station Lobby

Phone: (818) 878-1808

When: First Tuesday of each month at 1830 hrs (6:30 pm)

San Dimas Sheriff's Station

Address: 270 South Walnut Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773

Location: Station Lobby

Phone: (909) 450-2700

When: Second Tuesday of each month at 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)

Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station

Address: 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355

Location: Station Lobby

Phone: (661) 255-1121

When: Second Thursday of each month at 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)

STARS Center

Address: 11515 South Colima Road, Whittier, CA 90604

Location: Room K-1

Phone: (323) 526-5100

When: Third Tuesday of each month at 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)


If you have read and understand all of the information regarding the Reserve Program, you are of good moral character, and if you can live by the Core Values, please fully complete the Reserve Application provided through the link below. Please read these instructions carefully.

The application is in PDF format and is not savable. If you would like to keep a copy for your records, you must print out your form.

Click here for the application forms (PDF)

(Due to the document size, the download may take a while. Please be patient.)

Completed applications can be mailed to:

Reserve Forces Bureau

4700 Ramona Boulevard, Room 106

Monterey Park, California 91754

> All applicants should be prepared to take a "Reserve Deputy Sheriff Exam." A study guide can be found here:

> Following the Exam (provided the applicant passes the exam) applicants should be prepared to take an "oral interview."

> All applicants that are interested in becoming a Reserve are encouraged to attend an orientation meeting, which covers many aspects of the application process.

For any questions regarding the application process or background investigation, please call Deputy Richard Hirsch at (323) 981-5850, or email him at


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