Reserve Academy

Course Description:

NEXT CLASS -Session 23/ March 11, 2017

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Academy curriculum is composed of the APOSTC 520 hours Minimum Standards.

All Jefferson County Sheriff’s Academy instructors are APOSTC certified. Our greatest assets are our instructors. Each instructor is currently active in a law enforcement (or related) profession. Most of our instructors are members of this department. However, we are also privileged to have the cooperation of many other agencies that provide us with instructors in areas of their expertise. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office and the Coroner’s Office are just a few of the agencies who provide us with expert instructors.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Academy’s goal is to reserve/auxiliary law enforcement officers with the knowledge, information and experiences that will allow them to become professional and proficient law enforcement officers.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Academy

These are dates for the current session not 2017 session




March    19,20 

April      2,3  16,17    30

May         1   14,15

June        4,5   25,26

July          9,10    23,24

August      6,7   20,21

September   3,4    17,18

October      1,2     15,16    22,23

November   5,6      19,20

December   3,4      17,18


January       7,8        21,22

February     4,5        18,19

March          4,5       18,19

April             1,2       15,16 (Graduation)

Point of Contact:
Ronnie Lay
Cost and Details:

The cost: is $1,750.00 per student. This cost includes training materials and instructor costs.  You will have to provide ammunition for firearms training & qualification. 

1000 rounds of handgun ammunition, 20 rounds of shotgun 00 buckshot (9 pellet), 20 shotgun slugs, 60 rounds of .223 or 5.56 rifle rounds.


                                                                           December 30, 2011

Dear Sheriff Sheriff’s/Chiefs: 

                This letter is to inform you of a change in our academy that has occurred due to circumstances beyond our control. 

                Due to the fact that the nursing home facility we were utilizing as dormitory facilities is being sold, we were informed that we could no longer use their facilities effective December 31, 2011.  As a result we have contacted all of the local hotels and the following two options are available:


Best Western Plus Hotel (Sharon Pair)                      This hotel is located off I-65, Exit 271 in Gardendale.

843 Thompson Street

Gardendale, AL  35071                                               

It is 5 minutes from the academy.  This rate includes an extended continental breakfast.

Single/Double Occupancy $61.00/night

(205) 631-1181


LaQuinta (Denise Cleveland) 

his hotel is located off I-65, Exit 267, in Fultondale. It is 5 minutes from the academy.

1207 Boots Boulevard                                                   Fultondale,AL 35068                                                            

Single/Double Occupancy $69.00/night 

(800) 753-3757


Microtel Inn & Suites

850 Odum Road, Gardendale, AL 35071                           

fee Wi-Fi Internet access and Free local and Long distance calls
guest laundry facilities

Single/Double Occupancy $60.00/night                       

It is 5 minutes from the academy



We will, of course, assist with pairing up agencies who have only one student, if it is possible.  Please make sure and contact us.    If you provide any of the hotels with your Tax Identification Number, you will not be charged tax.   You will need to discuss payment with the hotel of your choice.

Classes will be held two weekends per month, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. tentatively. The APOSTC Physical Ability/Agility Test will be administered on the first day. If a candidate is unsuccessful, the test will be re-administered within seventy-two hours.

If you would like to have your candidate go through the Physical Ability/Agility Testing course prior to the start date, please contact us immediately to arrange this.

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