Reserve Officer Program

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reservesThe Redwood City Police Department's Reserve Unit is comprised of volunteers who meet the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements and are certified by the state. They also undergo a field-training program much like that of a regular Redwood City Police Officer. Once all training is complete, they are required to maintain 20 hours of patrol duty each month, and attend training meetings.

How do I get started as a reserve officer?

Attending the POST Modular Academy is a good start. Classes are held at Evergreen Community College and College of San Mateo. You don't need to have an agency affiliation to attend. You will need to attend all three POST Modular Academy courses before applying for RCPD.

What sort of duties will I be assigned as a reserve officer?

Reserve Officers generally work patrol duties while in training. Level II Reserve Officers can make arrests and perform other officer duties with supervision. Level I Reserve Officers can do anything regular police officers do, including solo patrol work. Level II and Level I Reserves also work a variety of paid special events and private hire details.

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Interested in applying?

Interested applicants should call Detective Bill Cagno at (650) 780-4669