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Duties and Responsibilities

Reserve Corps members receive their Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
Reserve Officer Currie on motorcycle.

The three levels of Reserve Officer in the corps include General Reserve Officer, Reserve Officer Level II and Reserve Officer Level I. 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.  Current General Reserve Officers are unarmed officers who started with the Reserve Corps when firearms training was not provided for each reserve recruit class, the General Reserve Officer program has been replaced by the Auxiliary Corps.

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.

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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