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Posted 7 months ago

 

I am interested in becoming a Reserve officer. I also understand this doe snot pay. So let shed some light on my qualifications. I am basically looking into if there is anything that I should look into adding to my qualifications as well.


  1. I am Bi-Lingual Fluent in Spanish

  2. I am a Current State of Indiana Corrections Officer w/ 2 Years EXP

  3. I Graduated the Correctional Academy with Honors

  4. I am Taser Qualified

  5. ASP Baton Qualified

  6. O.C. Qualified

  7. Emergency OPS QRT Qualified.

  8. I was a former Infantryman for the US Army

  9. High School Graduate

  10. College CERT in 3D Animation

As you can see, is there anything I should also look into. I am currently looking into a Reserve position in my county by Indianapolis.


Thank you all


 

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 In Texas, Reserves officers have to take the same training as full time officers. That being said, they have to attend police academy, pass the state test and take 40 hours of training every two years. The 40 hours training is mandated by the state as to your certification. So, all of that said, the only real difference is the pay here.

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Click on Become a Cop.

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Craigw is correct.  My experience is that all reserve officers complete the exact same training in the academy as the fully sworn and compensated officers.  The difference is that reserve training is more flexible.  I took me almost a year working in my chosen profession and then taking training on nights and/or weekends to become an deputy.  Once you have completed training and are sworn in, you will be doing the exact same functions as the compensated officers, but you will be doing it voluntarily (which I appreciate). 


On the flip side of that, you can work details that are compensated, so you can earn money.  You might be working a construction zone and regulating traffic flow to working a ball game at the stadium for a Pacers or Colts game.  Point is, there are many opportunities to make extra cash in addition to your voluntary committment.  You look like you are well on your way, but do follow uncledennis1's advise on visiting "Become a Cop".  Best of luck to you.  I am guessing you are looking at IMPD?

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Welcome to PL and thanks for your military service.  Check your states CPOST requirements, your agency should have them as well...

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 I am a current Reserve Deputy with a large department. You will not regret going that path. Qualifications do not really mean anything to being a reserve. I serve with doctors, construction workers, teachers, and regular business people with nothing in related to LE work. Those qualifications you have are great and will help you in being a better reserve. Down here in SC we go through the exact same training the full time officers go through, but we take it at the departments training center. Study hard each day, take it serious and learn as much as you can. Also just some advise if and when you get out on the streets, ride with every team you can get into. 


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