Redwood City

Reserve Police Officer #20C-7 (19955408)

Law Enforcement
San Francisco/Peninsula


The City of Redwood City invites applications for the volunteer position of Reserve Police Officer. The Redwood City Police Department offers many opportunities for learning and long-term career growth in a city comprised of diverse residential and business communities. The objective for every Redwood City Officer is to protect life and property, proactively reduce crime and the fear of crime through the use of data-driven policing models, with an overarching operational philosophy of community policing as part of their mission to maintain a safe and connected community. The Redwood City Police Department is looking for volunteers who strive to provide “excellent service with integrity and respect”.  Reserve Police Officers work on a voluntary basis, serving a minimum of 20 hours per month.  The Redwood City Police Department is seeking applicants who demonstrate the drive, desire and ability to function as a Reserve Police Officer with minimal supervision. Reserve Officers will work under the direct supervision of a Police Supervisor, Field Training Officer or full time Police Officer. Exceptional candidates (with P.O.S.T. Level One certification) may be given the opportunity to function as a solo officer in certain incidences.


Vision for the future

The Redwood City Police Department strives to be a standard-bearer for the law enforcement profession. We seek to develop and utilize the members of our organization to their fullest potential and encourage their professional growth. As a progressive police department, we seek to attract officers with a broad spectrum of experience and education that will help us deliver superior police services to the valued members of our community. We recognize that excellent customer service, community partnerships and responsiveness to our communities’ needs are the foundation of superior police service.

An application, supplemental questionnaire, resume, and California P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy Module II course completion certificate are required.  Please upload your resume, work sample test battery results, and P.O.S.T. Certificate(s) as one attachment to your CalOpps application. 


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