Reserve Police Officer Jobs are generally volunteer positions, however, some agencies do compensate their Officers even though they are considered volunteers. Make no mistake about it, volunteer or not, paid or not they can still arrest you if you commit a crime and are vested with the same authority as a full-time paid police officer. So then, to be clear although the officer may be compensated or not and is considered a volunteer each state gives the volunteer officer a vast amount of authority. If you’re looking for a job in law enforcement and would like to volunteer your time you can apply in every city and county around you very easily. Here is some information on how to apply:
- Apply online
- Apply in person at any City Hall
- Request an application at nearly any city or county law enforcement agency
- Request an application by parcel mail
- Contact the California Reserve Police Officers Association
If you’re looking for a job in a particular field within law enforcement that may be a little more difficult and it is suggested that you contact the reserve coordinator simply by calling the agency you’re inquiring of. If you need more help, please contact us and we will guide you in the right direction. Please understand due to high demand, we will respond accordingly. Also, it is important to know you can easily look on line for all the requirements you’ll need to make sure you qualify for the minimum standards for the position you’re applying. Each state is different and has their own rules of hiring, so please take your time in effort to understand what your particular agency is looking for. It is equally important to realize you yourself may be more valuable in a certain community, such as a college campus reserve police officer because you have a good repore with kids. Or, perhaps you are better off working in a desert community because you’re use to the heat since you were raised in that type of weather versus working in a cold rainy jurisdiction. Contact us if you have any questions.