Reserve Officer

The Roseville Police Department Reserve Unit provides an opportunity to gain training in the law enforcement field. Some Roseville Police Department reserves have accepted full-time career positions in law enforcement, while others enjoy volunteering simply as a civic duty.

The minimum requirements for Reserve Officers are:

  • Valid California Drivers License
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Proof of United States citizenship
  • A certificate of completion from a P.O.S.T. certified training facility for the appropriate reserve level, or completion within two months of the application
  • Be at least 21 years of age

Prior to appointment: Applicants undergo an extensive testing process. Tests include physical agility, a written examination, oral interviews, psychological and medical screening, and either a polygraph or a computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA) examination. The department will also conduct an extensive background investigation, the same as are conducted for full-time salaried police officers.

After appointment: Reserve officers are required to work at least 20 hours per month and attend a monthly training meeting.

Level 2 and Level 3 reserve officers may be assigned to the jail unit or patrol division.

Level 1 officers are initially assigned to the patrol division, and complete the same 16-week field training program as newly hired full-time officers. During the training period Level 1 officers are required to work at least one day a week. Once they have successfully completed the field training program, Level 1 officers may be assigned to patrol on their own. Some level-1 duties include:

  • Stakeouts
  • Park patrol
  • Cover officer
  • Assisting at DUI checkpoints
  • Temporary assignments to other units
  • Prisoner transports

Equipment: The department provides all necessary uniforms and uniform cleaning. The department issues state-of-the-art Glock semi-automatic handguns. Officers who wish to carry one may be issued one after firearms training. The department will provide all other necessary safety equipment, including soft body armor and leather equipment.

Officer Gary Smith
Reserve Unit Coordinator
(916) 871-0556