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Duties and Responsibilities

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All members joining the Reserve Corps today enter the Level II and General Reserve Officer Training Program.  Recruits may elect to graduate as a General Reserve Officer or continue to complete the full Level II training program during their initial training academy.  Below are the duties of each position.  

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

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

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.

Policing 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;
  • With permission from the district watch commander or designee, operate Department vehicles (non-code status) when traveling to and from a detail or an administrative assignment; and/or
  • 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 this General Order.