Police Reserve Officer

City of Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach, CA
United States

The Redondo Beach Police Department is actively recruiting qualified individuals for appointment as Reserve Police Officers. Uniforms and safety equipment are supplied. This is a non-compensated, voluntary position.


Level II

Level II Reserves will work a minimum of 16 hours per month in various assignments uniform and plain clothes. In addition to emergency and general law enforcement duties, may be assigned to transport prisoners, priority patrol projects, special events and activities, and to work other duties within various divisions as assigned by the Chief of Police and/or his/her designee. Reserve Police Officers, while on duty and under immediate supervision of a regular officer, have the same law enforcement power as a regular officer. They can be assigned to the prevention and detection of crime, and in doing so, have the authority to perform the same general enforcement functions as the regular officers with whom they are assigned.

Level III

Level III Reserves will have Peace Officer powers of arrest while on duty (826.6(a)(3) PC). Level III Reserves will be deployed and authorized to carry out limited duties not requiring general law enforcement powers in the routine performance of their duties.

All Reserve Officers will be required to attend a monthly business training meeting and may be required to attend monthly firearms training. All Reserve Officers are expected to comply with all requirements of the Reserve Officer Field Training and Evaluation Program Manual.


Knowledge of: Law enforcement procedures, techniques and equipment; applicable State, County and local codes and ordinances; geography of the local area.

Ability to: Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places; use and care of firearms; think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately; learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; meet physical employment standards prescribed in the Industrial Relations and Insurance Support Services Job Analysis; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; operate a computer; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; provide proof of U.S. citizenship.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent; attainment of a minimum age of twenty-one (21) years by the time of appointment; possession of an appropriate California driver's license. Level II applicants must have completed a P.O.S.T. Certified Level I or II Basic Reserve Academy upon appointment. Level III applicants must have completed a P.O.S.T Certified 832.6 P.C. 64-hour class, upon appointment.

Selection Procedures: Applications will be closely reviewed for relevant education, experience and training. Qualifying applicants will be invited to an oral interview rated 100%. Candidates must complete the selection process by passing the background investigation, security clearance, psychological evaluation, medical examination, polygraph examination (which may be used to clarify criminal activity, narcotic usage, alcoholic usage and honesty) and an interview with the Chief of Police.



The selection process may include but is not limited to: application review and evaluation, written examination, performance test and interview. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process, such as: reference check, background investigation, fingerprint criminal history check, post-offer drug test, post-offer psychological and post-offer medical examination, the cost of which will be borne by the City.

Candidates must fill out the employment application and supplemental questions completely and accurately. Incomplete applications, including references to "see resume", are considered incomplete and will be disqualified.

The City of Redondo Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Candidates with a disability who may need accommodation during the selection process must notify the Human Resources Department at least five (5) business days in advance of the test date.

Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.