Being an Officer

Reserve police officers work independently in many different assignments, such as uniformed patrol officers, motorcycle officers, detectives, school resource officers, airport officers, transit officers, helicopter pilots, and in many other assignments. 

Field Training

Field Training

Following their graduation from the academy, reserve police officers ride and work with seasoned career field training officers to complete their officer-in-training program totaling a minimum of 480 hours.

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Benefits of Serving

Benefits of Serving

In addition to the rewards of serving your community, you will receive many other benefits by serving as a reserve police officer.

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Specialty Assignments

Specialty Assignments

Just as career officers, reserve police officers are initially assigned to one of the patrol precincts following their graduation from the police academy, where they complete the Field Training Officer (FTO) program.

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Promotional Opportunities

Promotional Opportunities

Reserve police officers are eligible for promotion into supervisory and command ranks, and they are eligible for consideration for transition to a full-time police officer position, subject to the requirements and procedures established by the police department.

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Day-to-Day Experience

Day-to-Day Experience

The day-to-day experience of a reserve police officer is exciting, immensely rewarding and always different.

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