Specified training is required to enable reserve officers to fulfill the requirements set forth by the California Penal Code and the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training regarding peace officer status. This training is scheduled through local city college programs or at a Criminal Justice Regional Training Center.
Training includes patrol procedures, laws of arrest, search and seizure, arrest control techniques, traffic control, firearms instruction, and related subjects to prepare the individual for police work.
The minimum requirements for a reserve officer (Level III) must be met before being sworn. After
being sworn, a reserve officer will receive approximately 60 hours of in-house instruction from the Reserve Unit training staff. The new officer will also perform his or her first 300 hours of patrol work with a full-time field training officer.
All reserve officers receive monthly training covering a variety of law enforcement-related subjects.