The Reserve Police Unit consists of dedicated men and women of the city as well
as surrounding counties with people who are dedicated to our community and the citizens
that live within it.
A Reserve Police Officer position is 100% volunteer that requires a lot of personal
sacrifice. It was not developed for individuals seeking monetary rewards, but for
those individuals seeking personal satisfaction by giving back to their community.
Before a Reserve Police Officer accepted into the program, they must undergo
several different phases to ensure the highest level of professionalism is maintained.
These phases include:
- Written Testing – Test includes general knowledge question that relate to
law enforcement, although no knowledge of law enforcement is required.
- Physical Agility Test – Consists of a 1.5 Mile Run, 1.5 minutes of sit-ups and
1.5 minute of push-ups.
- Oral Interview – Determines if the applicant is aware of the commitment
that is required by the department and establishes their desire to continue
with the program.
- Extensive Background Investigation – In efforts to seek people with good
moral character and to meet P.O.S.T. Commission guidelines, an extensive background
check is conducted. Applicants to the program must have a good driving record
as well as a clear criminal history.
- C.V.S.A. (Truth Verification Test) – The C.V.S.A. or Computer Voice Stress
Analysis is given to applicants who have completed the background investigation
to determine their general honesty as it relates to the information contained
within their application and information uncovered during the background check.
- Psychological Testing – Determines the mental fitness of potential recruits.
- Drug Testing – Testing for all narcotics
- Physical – A complete physical is conducted by a licensed physician to ensure
that the recruit meets all P.O.S.T. Commission requirements.
At the completion of the testing process the Recruit will enter into a 120 hour
Reserve Academy. The academy is held at the police department over a 10 week period.
Recruits will train every Wednesday night from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM and every
Saturday from 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The recruits will be in a classroom environment
most of the time. On Saturday’s the recruits will conduct physical fitness training.
The training at the Reserve Academy consists of many aspects of law enforcement,
including, but not limited to constitutional law, domestic violence, stress and
stress management, firearms and interview an interrogation.
When the Recruit completes the Academy they will attend a graduation ceremony
after receiving all the duty gear and weapons. The Recruit will then be released
for field training where they will assist other certified, Full-Time officers in
day to day police duties.
Recruits will then continue their education by attending monthly training held
at the police department.