Join a respected professional organization as a Reserve Police Officer.
The Reserve Police Officer Program has been operational for over 25 years.
What is the job of a reserve police officer?
It is working alongside the full time police officers, and augmenting the police force, in order to meet our objective of keeping Foster City a safe place to live, work, and play. If you thrive on responsibility, challenge, and have a spirit of service you should consider applying for a position as a Reserve Police Officer.
What type of person becomes a Reserve Police Officer:
Reserve Officers have varied backgrounds: software development, sales, and construction to name a few. Many Reserve Officers have jobs outside law enforcement, but he or she takes on the job because they like the challenge or the camaraderie or because of a sense of service.
What you will do:
As a Reserve Police Officer, you will be primarily assigned to the Patrol Division where your duties will include:
You must commit to responding to assist the City in case of disaster, state of emergency, or whenever there may be a crisis and supplemental officers are needed. You will be required to perform a minimum of 16 hours of duty a month, which may be accomplished several ways: unit meetings, training, events, and patrol duties.
Qualified applicants must complete the POST reading and writing assessment and the physical agility test, which is conducted through South Bay Regional Training Consortium—the Academy. Candidates must obtain a certificate of completion that contains their scores and submit it with their application. Candidates that meet eligibility requirements will move on to a panel interview. Candidates that pass the interview will then move on to the next phases of the selection process:
Failure to pass any portion of the process will result in disqualification.
Newly appointed Reserve Police Officers will have already successfully completed the Reserve Level II course or a Basic Police Academy before appointment. You will participate in the Field Training Program under the supervision of a Field Training Officer, who provides training. Reserve Officers are expected to reach a high level of proficiency. Once you have completed the Field Training Program, a reserve officer is required to complete 16 hours of duty time a month.
How to Apply:
You can complete an application by accessing the Cal Ops website and selecting the City of Foster City to view job openings:
If you have any questions or would like more information about the Reserve Officer Program, please contact the reserve coordinator at the number listed below, or send an e-mail:
(650) 286-3300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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