What is a Reserve Officer and what duties do Reserve OFFICERS PERFORM?
A Reserve Officer is an unpaid professional who assists the Department in fulfilling its mission of protecting and serving the citizens of our City. A Reserve Officer may be one who wants to “give back” to the City through volunteerism. A Reserve Officer may be one who desires a full-time law enforcement career and values the training and experience he or she will receive through the Reserve Academy and the police department. Reserve Officers, dependent upon level of training, may be assigned to assist with crowd and traffic control at the various special events held in Baker City. Reserve Officers ride with full-time Officers on patrol responding to calls for service. Reserve Officers may, when needed, be used to assist with special enforcement or investigative activities of the Department. Reserves may assist other law enforcement agencies during times of need.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR BECOMING A RESERVE POLICE OFFICER?
Reserves must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. Reserves under the age of 21 can perform many important and interesting duties; however, they cannot carry a firearm until their 21st birthday. Reserve applicants must pass State of Oregon required written and physical fitness tests. Applicants must pass a rigorous background investigation to insure the good character required. Applicants must complete the 225-hour Eastern Oregon Regional Reserve Officer Training Academy. Applicants must be willing to donate a minimum of 12 hours of service each month which includes a monthly reserve training meeting.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, please leave your name and contact information (telephone number and/or e-mail address) with the Baker City Police Department Administrative Assistant and the Department’s Reserve Program Coordinator will contact you.