The Oakdale Police Department began the Reserve Officer’s program in the early 1950’s. The Reserve Unit currently has 2 members, 1 Lieutenant and 1 Sergeant. Members are required to work 18 hours a month. Reserves also must attend all in-house training, which includes but is not limited to firearms, pursuit driving, first aid and self defense just to name a few.
Who are these men and women?
They are your neighbors. These people want to give back to the community in which they live and work, and have chosen to do it in this fashion. Some use the Police Reserve Program as a stepping stone to become a full time officer.
A unique feature about the majority of these people is the fact that they volunteer their time to the Police Department. They are not paid wages. Uniform expenses are paid by the department. These officers are very much aware of their working relationship with their full time counterparts. Professionalism is a must. However, professionalism must be accompanied by hours of exhaustive training programs. The Reserve Officer must know what to do in any given situation.
- Must be 21 years of age
- Be in good physical and mental health with no disabling physical condition
- Possess a valid California driver’s license
- Not have a history of criminal or improper personal conduct that may affect their suitability for police work
- Possess US high school diploma or GED equivalent
- US Citizenship required
- Written test
- Oral interview
- Background interview and investigation
- Psychological examination
- Physical examination
We are accepting applications for all levels of Reserve Police Officers. If you have an interest in becoming a Reserve Police Officer contact our Reserve Coordinator Sergeant Mike Nixon at