Reserve Police Officers

The Orange Police Department Reserve Officer Program allows individuals to become involved in police work without being full-time police officers.  Many of our Reserve Officers have full-time jobs outside of law enforcement.


After completing a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) academy and a field training program, Level 1 Reserve Officers may perform the same duties as a full-time police officer.

Level 2 and 3 Reserve Officer assignments can include assisting officers in our detention facility.  Duties include searching, fingerprinting, photographing, monitoring prisoners, and transporting prisoners to Orange County Jail.  Reserve Officers work many special events throughout the year and may work with fill-time officers in the field.

Additional Details

All Reserve are provided with necessary equipment to perform their duties as Reserve Police Officers.  Reserve Officers are required to work a minimum of 16 hours per month.  Many of our full-time police officers began their careers as Reserve Police Officers.  Whether your goal is to become a full-time officer or to serve the community as a Reserve Police Officer, the Reserve Program is a good way to begin.