- Reserve police recruits attend the Phoenix Police Reserve Academy. To accommodate career job demands, the academy is held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 10:00 P.M., and on Saturdays from 7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
- The academy consists of 740 hours of state-mandated peace officer certification training, and it takes approximately 9 months to complete the weekday evening and weekend schedule.
- Academy training includes firearms, physical conditioning and a curriculum of law enforcement instruction. Academy training includes topics such as professionalism and ethics, criminal law, traffic law, patrol tactics, cultural diversity, constitutional law, community relations, criminal investigation, report writing, firearms, defensive tactics, first aid, physical conditioning and police driving. Academy training also qualifies for community college credit.
- Upon graduation from the academy, reserve officers are certified as full-authority peace officers by the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZPOST), and are promoted to the position of Reserve Police Officer.
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