Reserve Police Officer

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The Prineville Police Department is accepting applications for Reserve Police Officers.  This is a volunteer law enforcement position.  Reserves will be required to go through an extensive Reserve Academy. This program requires 360 hours of training, which includes two evening classes per week and all day on Saturday. Applicants must be 21 years of age, of good character, pass an extensive background investigation, and have or be able to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license.  Applicants must possess a high school diploma or a GED certificate.   Applicants must pass a written test and a physical abilities test.  Must live within the Central Oregon area to apply.

Closing Date: June 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Full Job Description below:



This position provides supplemental support for law enforcement and crime prevention duties including patrol and communications on a volunteer basis.  Assists in and provides public assistance; performs other duties as necessary for the proper functioning of the department.


Work is normally performed under the general supervision of the Reserve Coordinator or assigned shift commander who assigns and reviews work for conformance to laws and departmental rules and regulations.  Ultimately under the command of the Chief of Police and Captain.


Reserve Officer does not provide direct supervision.


The essential functions include but, are not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities, which are listed in no particular order.

Assists the patrol division during special events by performing traffic control, security, parking, surveillance, and other activities as necessary for the proper functioning of the department.

Assists the public by answering inquiries regarding directions, laws and ordinances; aids stranded motorists; checks road conditions, street signs and street lights; gives other assistance to the public as needed.

Directs traffic and generally provides traffic control at scenes of fires, parades, and other special events, malfunctioning traffic signals, motor vehicles collision scenes, etc.

Performs animal and ordinance officer duties as needed or assigned.

Jointly responsible with all other employees for the overall cleanliness and order of the police facility.


Knowledge and use of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation and composition.

Works well with others in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.

Ability to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment.

Ability to make reasonable and sound decisions in stressful situations.


Possess a valid Oregon driver’s license with acceptable driving record.  (Or the ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license within two weeks of hire.)

Must be at least 21 years of age and be a US citizen or be able to obtain citizenship within 18 months after date of appointment.

Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Applicants must pass a medical exam and psychological evaluation prior to appointment.

Must be free of conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation.

Additional Requirements:

Must be able to pass an approved written test and ORPAT physical test.

Must pass the Central Oregon Reserve Academy (or a Reserve Academy of equal standing)

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires the ability to carry out the full scope of the position. Ability to exercise sound judgement when acting in routine situations. Ability to operate handgun, rifle, shotgun, cameras, automotive, and radio equipment; to obtain information through interrogations and observation; and to prepare information suitable for court cases. Ability to cope with stressful situations with respect to individual rights. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and with citizens’ from varied backgrounds.

Requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to operate police equipment, weapons and apparatus; visual acuity necessary for performing necessary functions of the job; ambulatory ability to walk while at work; ability to subdue a resistive or combative individual. Requires speech and auditory abilities sufficient to carry on conversations and project voice among large crowds. Sufficient hand/eye coordination to operate

a computer keyboard and recognize words and numbers.

The employee may regularly lift and/or move 100 pounds.

Tools and Equipment Used:

Computer, including word processing, data base, Internet, and spreadsheet programs; telephone system, copy machine, fax machine. The safe operation of law enforcement equipment including handgun, rifle, shotgun, automotive, two-way radios, camera, and MDT units.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works outside in adverse weather conditions; works near moving vehicles and vehicle exhaust fumes.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud in the field.

This description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed but does not include other occasional work which may be similar, related to, or logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Location: Prineville, OR
Apply for this Position Job code: 2018-09-04
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