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Volunteer Programs

Classification

Reserve Patrol Officer Level I (certified)

Reserve Patrol Officer Level II (uncertified)

Auxiliary Officer

Citizen Volunteer Corps (CVC)

Collegiate Internship Program

Sworn/
Civilian

Sworn

Sworn

Sworn - Limited

Civilian

Civilian

Citizenship

Required (birth or naturalization)

Required (birth or naturalization)

Required (birth or naturalization)

Required (birth or naturalization)

Required (birth or naturalization) OR type “F” Visa.

Age Requirement

At least 21.  Mandatory separation at 64.

At least 21.  Mandatory separation at 64.

At least 21.  Mandatory separation at 64.

At least 16 years of age

At least 16 years of age

Education Requirement

60 College Credits, two (2) years active duty, or three (3) years of prior law enforcement.

60 College Credits, two (2) years active duty, or three (3) years of prior law enforcement.

High School Diploma or G.E.D.

None

36 College Credits

Uniform

Department Issued Uniform

Department Issued Uniform

Department Issued Uniform w/ Auxiliary Patch & Badge

Khaki Pants / Polo or Dress Shirt

No Uniform

Background

Full Background w/ Polygraph, Medical, Psychological

Full Background w/ Polygraph, Medical, Psychological

Full Background w/ Polygraph, Medical, Psychological

Full Background

Limited Background Check

Training Standards

  • 800 Hours of Training (All modules including firearms) – approx. 6 months
  • 800 Hours of Training (All Modules including firearms) – approx. 6 months
  • 300 Hours of training (modified Academy) – approx. 3 months
  • 20 hour initial training
  • Site Training Only
  • Site Training Only

Duties

  • May patrol independently
  • Perform all duties of career police officers
  • Work Patrol Events

 

  • Must work with career officer or a Reserve Officer Level I
  • Perform all duties of career police officers while accompanied by a Level I or career member
  • Work Patrol Events
  • Community Policing Activities
  • Cell Block
  • Station Work
  • Administrative Work
  • Police Reports
  • Traffic Details
  • Special Events (Close Supervision)
  • Parking Violations
  • Civilian Duties
  • All non-law enforcement duties
  • Civilian Duties
  • All temporary non-law enforcement duties

Weapons

  • Department issued firearm
  • ASP, OC Spray
  • Department issued firearm
  • ASP, OC Spray
  • No Weapon
  • ASP, OC Spray
  • No Weapon
  • No Weapon

Vehicles

  • Valid Driver’s License Required
  • Permitted to drive all vehicles (marked and unmarked)
  • Valid Driver’s License Required
  • Permitted to drive all vehicles (marked and unmarked) while accompanied by level I or sworn career member
  • Valid Driver’s License Required
  • Permitted to drive marked or unmarked vehicles en-route to special event or detail
  • Not authorized to respond Code-1 (emergency equipment)
  • Driver’s License Optional
  • May drive unmarked vehicles with authorization
  • May drive unmarked vehicles with authorization

Required Service Hours

  • 24 hours per month
  • 24 hours per month

16 hours per month

10 hours per month

Spring/Fall – 16hr/wk
 (12 weeks)

Summer – 24hr/wk
(8 weeks)

Requirements to Next Level

N/A

To Advance to Level I one must:

  • Complete FTO

To Advance to Level II one must:

  • Complete Updated Medical Evaluation and Background Investigation
  • Completion of Additional Training
  • Re-apply for Auxiliary Officer or Reserve Officer Position
  • Re-apply for other positions