The Reserve program is comprised of men and women who either aspire to be police officers or want to serve on the front line.
1. The first step is passing a physical agility assessment. The physical agility test includes pushups (minimum 21), sit-ups (minimum 30 in 60 seconds), a sprint (300 meters in 71 seconds or less) and a 1.5 mile run (14:31 or less.) You must pass this test in order to continue processing.
View the Fitness Ability Test form. Check back frequently for upcoming testing dates.
2. Applications are passed out after your completed physical agility assessment. When you return your Personal History Form (includes credit, criminal and traffic checks as well as personal and employer reference forms), a background investigation is completed.
3. Following are: a polygraph, oral board, psychological testing, medical screening and a review by the Chief of Police.
Applicants then attend a 270 hour Reserve Officer Academy. Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening classes (6 - 10pm) and all day Saturdays cumulates with a certification examination administered by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission prior to graduation. A Reserve Officer is fully commissioned while on duty. Probationary Reserve Officers continue their training with a mentoring program allowing them to progress to a Level II Reserve Officer. The second Wednesday of each month is also a training meeting. While we realize that there are no "perfect" candidates, we are seeking individuals from all segments of our society who have shown a high degree of honesty, integrity and a desire to work hard in attaining their potential.
Please review our online Spokane Police Department Drug Usage Standards. Please read, consider and evaluate these and how they may specifically apply to you.
You may also contact the Volunteer Services Unit at (509) 363-8283.
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