Reserve Officers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:38

The Pullman Police Department Reserve Officer Program offers those interested the opportunity to serve as a law enforcement officer, while still working in their current line of employment or attending classes full time. The Pullman Police Department Reserve Police Officer program was established for the purpose of providing volunteer police personnel to supplement the regular police force, benefiting both the City and the reserve personnel.

The region has a Reserve Academy approximately every two years.  The Pullman Police Department will be taking applications in the Spring of 2016 for reserve officer candidates.  The next regional reserve academy will tentatively start late in 2016,to finish in mid 2017. 

Some of the requirements to be a Pullman Police Reserve:

A Reserve Police Officer Academy is a minimum of 246 hours in length. Training in the reserve academy covers topics such as:

Graduates of the Reserve Academy must then pass a state certification examination to receive the state’s basic reserve officers certificate.

Upon successful completion of the academy process, candidates are sworn in as reserve officers for the Pullman Police Department. While on duty, reserve officers have the same enforcement authority as full-time police officers. After graduation, reserve officers continue their training with field training officers in the same manner as full-time career personnel. Reserve officers are non-compensated members of the department who assist in various law enforcement capacities including patrol, special events, traffic enforcement and other duties as assigned.

If you have any questions about the Pullman Police Department Reserve Officer program, please feel free to contact Sgt. Sam Sorem at (509) 334-0802 or by email by clicking here.

Additional information Washington State Laws regarding reserve police officers: