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Duties and Responsibilities

Reserve Corps members receive their Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)

The three levels of Reserve Officer in the corps include General Reserve Officer, Reserve Officer Level II and Reserve Officer Level I. Current General Reserve Officers are unarmed officers who started with the Reserve Corps when firearms training was not provided for each reserve recruit class. In today’s corps all recruits go through and intensive firearms training class and begin their service as Level II Reserve Officers and remain at this level until they have successful completed an officer field training course and become certified as competent by their district chain of command! Once certified a Level II Reserve Officer then becomes a Level I Certified Officer.

Some of the duties and authorities which come with these positions will differ depending on if the reserve officer is armed or unarmed as outlined below.

General Reserve Officer (Unarmed)

Administrative Duties

  • Staff telephones;
  • Respond to walk-in inquiries;
  • Conduct routine office operations (e.g., photocopying, faxing, typing, filing, and computer-based data entry);
  • Perform routine records, criminal, and other investigative inquiries; and/or
  • Assist in community policing activities and crime analysis tasks.
  • Operational Support Duties
  • Serve as station personnel; and/or
  • Serve as a cellblock technician. Assist with the processing of prisoners in the cell blocks

Duties and Authorities

  • Make arrests when in the presence of a Reserve Patrol Officer Level I or a career sworn member;
  • Work at any authorized special event or detail;
  • Assist in traffic and/or crowd control at special events and details;
  • Prepare Department reports;
  • Issue notices of infraction for parking violations while on-duty at an authorized detail or event;
  • Assist investigative personnel in investigative activities;
  • Appear before courts and administrative tribunals as a sworn officer;
  • Carry and utilize Department-issued OC spray and an ASP baton in accordance with Department policy and applicable law;

Level II (Armed)

Duties and Authorities

  • Perform all duties and responsibilities of a sworn officer, pursuant to applicable department directives and policies under close supervision (patrolling with Level I Reserve or Career member)
  • Issue civil Notices of Infraction (NOIs) for moving traffic violations
  • Carry and utilize a Department-issued firearm
  • Carry out other assigned element duties and responsibilities commensurate with the Reserve Corps member's qualifications and training, as approved by the element commanding official or his/her designee in accordance with the provisions in the Department’s General Order.

Level I (Armed)

Duties and Authorities

  • Perform all duties and responsibilities of a sworn officer, pursuant to applicable department directives and policies under general supervision (may patrol alone)
  • Issue civil Notices of Infraction (NOIs) for moving traffic violations
  • Carry and utilize a Department-issued firearm

 

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