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Eligibility

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • US citizenship
  • Age 21 or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license from jurisdiction of residence that is not under suspension or revocation

In addition to meeting the criteria listed above, anyone interested in becoming a member of the Metropolitan Police Reserve Corps must pass a thorough screening process that includes:

  • Successful completion of required sworn officer entrance tests
  • Successful completion of a polygraph examination
  • Successful completion of background suitability investigation
  • Successful completion of medical and psychological examinations
  • Willingness to meet Reserve Corps training and service requirements
  • Recommendation by the Reserve Corps Manager for acceptance into the Reserve Officer Level II training program
  • Approval by the Chief of Police

In addition to meeting all of the selection criteria for Level II Reserve Officers, Level I Reserves must have the following:

  • Reserve Officer Level II in good standing
  • Successful completion of at least 60 semester-hour credits from an accredited post-secondary educational institution, or at least 960 hours of volunteer service, or an equivalent combination of education and service (applies only to those accepted into the Reserve Corps on or after December 31, 2003)
  • Completion of at least 192 hours of volunteer service following appointment as a Reserve Officer Level II
  • Completion of at least one year of volunteer service following appointment as a Reserve Officer Level II
  • A minimum rating of “meets expectations” (or equivalent) on the most recent Department annual performance evaluation
  • Willingness to carry a firearm
  • Willingness to meet the Reserve Officer Level I initial training requirements
  • Recommendation by the Reserve Corps Manager for acceptance into the Level I traning program
  • Authorization by the Reserve Officer Selection Panel
  • Approval by the Chief of Police