Sheriff's Reserve

The Sheriff's Reserve Division was established under Sheriff McDuffie to augment in areas where additional manning could be beneficial. The Reserves Division consists of Georgia-certified peace officers who volunteer their expertise and time, with no expense to the taxpayer.


  • Certified Georgia police officer
  • Live in Effingham or surrounding counties.

Hiring Process

Candidates interested in joining this professional group must complete an employment application; pass a background investigation and drug screen. Interviews with the Sheriff and the Reserve Commander will also be required.


Reserves must volunteer at least 8 hours a month and regularly attend monthly reserve meetings. Areas of work include the jail division, patrol, civil, courts, investigations, and any other area deemed necessary by the Sheriff.


The Effingham County Sheriff's Office reserve program is made up of professional law enforcement officers desiring to serve the citizens of Effingham County. We work at the direction of the Sheriff and assist in the day to day operations of the Sheriff's Office.