Reserve Officers

The Beaverton Police Department Reserve Unit is a team of volunteer officers who donate their time to the city and the community in a variety of roles to assist the police department. The Reserve Unit consists of a maximum of 20 members. They receive their initial training by attending an internal reserve academy for a 5 month period. This academy is taught using the expertise of members of the Beaverton Police Department in a wide variety of areas.

Once they graduate from the reserve academy, reserve officers receive ongoing training by attending all regular department mandated training, as well as reserve officer specific classes taught twice a month.

Reserve Officers work with full-time regular officers in two-person cars. By facilitating responses to calls for service, and transporting prisoners during busy periods, full-time officers are free to provide other services and activities needed in the community. During this time spent with the full-time regular officers, the reserves are trained by the regular officers utilizing a modification of the Field Training and Evaluation Program, which is the same program used to train the Department's full-time officers.

Reserve Unit members also assist with community events such as National Night Out, community parades, and more. In addition, they provide their services year-round by patrolling at high school sporting events, shopping malls during the holiday season, and the Farmers Market.

The Beaverton Police Reserve Unit is dedicated to providing the highest level of professional service to the Department and community. Selfless commitments by the reserve officers to serving the needs of citizens has earned them respect, and is a source of great pride to all agency members.

In the future, the unit will continue to be vital in maintaining the high standards of community oriented policing and in enhancing the safety and livability of the city of Beaverton.

Contact


Jeff DeBolt
Senior Training Officer
Phone: 503-526-2279
Contact Beaverton Police online form

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • At least 21 years old
  • Possess a valid Driver's License
  • High School graduate or GED
  • No felony convictions
  • Must pass a physical exam administered by a physician
  • Must pass the Department's physical agility exam
  • Must pass an oral board and background investigation

Training


All reserve recruits accepted into the Reserve Unit will be expected to participate in reserve training activities and successfully complete the Reserve Academy.
  • Reserve Academy (three times a week for 5 months)
  • Field training manual
  • Baton training
  • Pepper spray
  • Yearly defensive tactics training
  • Quarterly firearms training
  • Emergency vehicle operation training
  • Twice a month reserve training

Special Details

  • Traffic Control
  • Crowd Control
  • Security at School Activities
  • Bike Patrol
  • Crime Prevention
  • Setup Information Booths
  • Neighborhood Resource Centers
  • Records Division
  • Recover Found Bicycles
  • Surveillance