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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Just wondering but does any one know or maybe to yourself having trouble moving from the Reserve status to paid? It seems to me in my last 3 years that if you get hired as a Reserve and then a spot opens up, then for the most part your somewhat looked over? i dunno if it's just my luck or not. kinda wondering what everyone else thinks. To me it kind of seems that to some, "we have them for no pay, why should we have to pay them? anyways just wondering.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Not sure what state you are in, but I would like to think that if your already trained and actively serving with full police powers then I think you should have first stab at full time openings. Do you guys have anykind of PBA (union) for reserve officers? If so then speak to a deligate you just might have a ligitmate grievence............Just my 2 cents, Anyway good luck and be safe!

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Yea I thought the same thing also. But we are also a small town. So take that for what you want. There are unions and what not, but they are TMPA and FOP and CLEAT(i think). I wasn't given any Formal offer or anything. And when i did talk to my chief all i got was a Political answer. So I have no clue. I have noticed there's been a lot of Jumping ship lately. and i'm taking some hints from it. so who knows. just wanted to know if this was a case in other places or what.

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

In our agency, reserves have an equal shot with detention officers for FTE positions that open up.  The agency alternates the hiring:  if a reserve gets the current opening, then the next slot goes to a DO.  There is some outside hiring, but being either a DO or Reserve Deputy is definitely the fast track.  Reasons (that you may want to share with your agency's executives) include:  proven knowledge of the jurisdiction, agency, its policies, its politics, and your good judgement (hopefully); your ability to comply with the agency's rules and regulations; you're already a known "quantity" by your pending FTE supervisors (they like you / you fit in); and you've proven your loyalty -- so, your a safer (low risk) hire than some outsider.


If you're on the inside - already a RLEO - and you're not getting a fair shot at FTE billets, then it's time to find a new agency that'll (1) value you today, and (2) move you to FTE status tomorrow.  When looking, let them know that you want FTE status, but that you're willing to invest the sweat equity to earn your place.


The Council for Law Enforcement Reserves (CLER) is putting together a National Policy Manual for Law Enforcement Reserves (the "PMR").  This will provide model language, policies, and best practices that agencies can use to improve, grow,  or establish law enforcement reserve programs (LERPs).  Check it out at www.reservecop.com


 

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

Ours has hired a lot of RLEO'S and sent them to the Certified Academy but that hasn't happened in years due to the budget.




THey would have to pay full time wages, and benefits to comply with the state and that would cost them $20,000+

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 Its been somewhat tuff to move up, specially here in SC. I've been with the program for two years and only one person from my reserve class has been hired on full time. That's because he lives there and put in like a thousand hours in a year. Where as I have to drive 100 miles just to work. But I've also been applying elsewhere with other depts. Maybe it will get better for us in the future. 


You wouldn't go in there for a million bucks...A Cop does it for less...A Reserve does it for free....