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Opportunities are now open for part-time Reserve Police Officers who can commit up to 20 hours per week. The Santa Ana Police Department, one of the highest caliber law enforcement agencies in the country, has an active Police Reserve Program which complements the regular police officers in performance of their duties. The program represents a balance of those individuals seeking community involvement and those interested in pursuing a full-time police career in the future. This is a great opportunity for you to serve your community and become part of a law enforcement organization dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Santa Ana.
Police Officers, whether full-time or part-time, are key participants in a partnership of the City and community to identify and resolve crime problems affecting the quality of life of all residents. This community support and the diversity of cultures in Santa Ana make it an exciting and demanding place to work.
Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To:
Please refer to this link to see a comprehensive list of job functions:
To be further considered, all applicants must meet all requirements defined by P.O.S.T. in addition to those set forth by our agency. Please refer to this link for a comprehensive list of requirements: www.santa-ana.org/jobs/documents/
NOTE THAT YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS, IN ADDITION TO THOSE LISTED ON THE LINK ABOVE, TO BE FURTHER CONSIDERED:
Those who wish to be considered for the Police Reserve Officer position must have successfully completed either a California P.O.S.T.-approved police training academy or a POST-approved Level I reserve academy within 2.5 years from the application date. Requalification/recertification certificates received within 2.5 years from the application date may also be considered.
Bilingual fluency is not required at this time.
NOTE : If you have failed a test component you must wait at least 6 months to reapply (except for the physical agility test or bilingual fluency exam). Individuals who have failed the psychological evaluation must wait one year before reapplying.
A step-by-step description of the selection process is listed below and on this link: www.santa-ana.org/jobs/documents/ . Information on salary and benefits can also be viewed on that link.
Applications will be reviewed by the Personnel Services Department & Police Department. A Personal History Statement and Background Investigative Questionnaire, completed by candidates prior to the end of the selection process, will also be reviewed by the Police Department.
If you possess the most pertinent qualifications and are invited to participate, in order to be placed on the eligible list, you must pass each of the following components:
1. WRITTEN EXAMINATION : (qualifying) this P.O.S.T. Entry Level Law Enforcement written examination is designed to measure four skills associated with reading and writing: clarity, vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension. Waived for anyone who has taken a P.O.S.T. exam with another agency on or after January 21, 2012 and obtained a minimum t-score of 55. Please attach a copy of your t-score to your online application. The written exam may also be waived if you possess a valid POST Basic certificate and are a current peace officer.
For a written exam study guide, refer to this link: http://lib.post.ca.gov/publications/poWrittenPracticeTest.pdf
2. PHYSICAL AGILITY EXAM: (qualifying) will evaluate each applicant's physical strength, agility and endurance.
i) 6-Foot Wall - applicant must clear a 6-foot wall in order to continue in the physical agility test (this event is not timed).
ii) Long Pursuit – a run of approximately 220 yards, which includes a weave or barricade course. During the run, the applicant must clear a hurdle and a 4-foot wall.
iii) Body Drag – the applicant will pull, drag or carry 160 lbs. simulated body for 25 feet. iv) Emergency Response - the applicant must run up one or more flights of stairs.
3. ORAL INTERVIEW EXAMINATION: (weight of 50%) will evaluate each applicant's communication, interpersonal and decision-making skills.
4. BACKGROUND ORAL INTERVIEW EXAMINATION : (weight of 50%) will evaluate each applicant's background, experience, training and personal qualifications for the position.
Applicants must receive a passing score in every component of the selection process in order to be further considered. Those who are successful in all of the above will be placed on an eligible list and will be considered for appointment as vacancies occur.
NOTE: Prior to selection, a thorough police background investigation will be conducted. This review of suitability for employment will include an examination by a licensed psychologist, a polygraph examination, and a medical examination.