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Reserve Police Officers

*We are not currently accepting job applications for Reserve Officers at this time.

Reserve Officers assist regular officers in patrolling specific areas of the city. Their primary duties are to function as the second officer in a patrol unit. Upon completing a field-training program, Reserve Officers perform other duties on an as needed basis. These duties include; the investigation of crimes, traffic collisions, incidents, and report writing.

What kind of training do I need to become a Reserve Officer?

All candidates are required to have completed a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy prior to appointment as Reserve Police Officer. New officers will then be assigned to a Field Training Officer and will be required to complete a 600-hour Field Training Program. This is followed by a 400-hour probation period. The Department, during monthly Reserve Officer meetings, provides additional training on various subjects.

What does the selection process for Reserve Officer entail?

The process for Reserve Officer includes the following:

  • Oral Interview
  • Physical Agility Exam
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Examination which includes Drug/Alcohol screening
  • Chief’s Interview

How often are Reserve Officers required to work?

The department requires Reserve Officers to work a minimum of 16 hours per month. In addition, Reserve Officers are required to attend a two-hour monthly meeting/training session.

Sergeant Kelly Jung and
Reserve Officer
Bill Zito

Are Reserve Officers compensated for their time?

Presently, Anaheim Police Reserve Officers are paid at $19.08 per hour. They are compensated at $27.86 per hour for extra-duty assignments and court appearances.

Do I have to purchase my own equipment?

The Anaheim Police Department furnishes all required uniforms and equipment. (excluding firearms) All costs associated with cleaning and repair of police uniforms and equipment is reimbursed by the department.

For further information on the position of Reserve Police Officer for the Anaheim Police Department, please contact Sergeant Tim Schmidt at (714) 765-3871 or fill out an interest card from the link below.

Click here for an application.

Also you must fill out and submit these mandatory supplemental applications. Click each link for Police Supplementary Application:

1) mandatory supp application 2) manadatory supp application