City of Carlsbad, CA - Carlsbad, CA

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The Carlsbad Police Reserve Unit is a Community Service-based, non-paid volunteer law enforcement unit. Since its inception, the Reserve Unit has supported the Carlsbad Police Department in a variety of law enforcement operations.
The primary mission of the Reserve Unit is support for the Patrol Division. This support is provided by Level I Reserve Officers as a single or two-officer police unit assigned to city beats. Under current P.O.S.T. guidelines, Level II and III Reserve Officers are assigned to Regular Officers and Level I Reserve Officers for law enforcement operations.
Reserve Officer applications, testing, backgrounds, and training are conducted in the same manner as full-time Regular Officer hiring procedures. Upon completion of a California P.O.S.T. certified Basic Academy or Reserve Academy, the Reserve Officer is assigned to 16 weeks of field training, in four phases, with a P.O.S.T. certified Field Training Officer. This assignment affords the Reserve Officer access to the same quality training pipeline as a Regular Officer. At the end of all training, the Reserve Officer is released by the Police Department Training Division Sergeant to the Reserve Unit for assignment and Reserve Officer orientation.
Reserve Officers are required to work a minimum of 16 hours per month on a schedule assigned and managed by the Reserve Coordinator.
As part of the continuing support to the Carlsbad Police Departments law enforcement operations, and depending upon the California P.O.S.T. and academy level certification, Reserve Officers are assigned to Patrol.

Under general supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulations; and to do related work as assigned.

Are you up for a challenging opportunity for community service? Have you ever considered a position as a Police Officer but did not want to give up your current career. Then the Carlsbad Police Department Reserve Unit is looking for you. When you join our team we can offer you:
· Continuing advanced law enforcement training
· Experience as a Police Officer
· Opportunities to demonstrate your abilities as a Police Officer
· The chance to build upon a potential career in law enforcement
· The opportunity to serve our city and the community

Key Responsibilities:

Patrol City in radio car or on foot; answer calls for the protection of Life and property, and the enforcement of City, county, and state laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, holdups, vehicle accidents, death, and other criminal incidents.

Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.

Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the Investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.

Prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed and serve warrants.

While on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices; issue citations and make arrests as necessary.

Check buildings for physical security.

Receive, search, book, fingerprint, and transport prisoners.

Direct traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or congested situations. Administer first aid in emergency situations.

As assigned by the Police Chief, participate as an investigative officer in a comprehensive program involving Juvenile delinquency and the investigation of alternative methods for handling Juveniles in the criminal Justice system.

Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.


Ability to:
  • Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places.
  • Use and care for firearms.
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately.
  • Learn, understand, and interpret laws and regulations.
  • Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
  • Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Meet standards of physical stature, endurance, and agility established by the City.
Experience & Education:

Applicants must pass a written, oral and physical exam and background check. You should meet the following criteria:
  • 21 years or older at the time of appointment
  • U.S citizenship or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship
  • High School diploma or GED certificate
  • Valid Class C California driver’s license at time of appointment
  • Must successfully complete or have successfully completed a POST certified academy at the time of appointment
  • Pass written examination and qualifications appraisal interview
  • 20/100 uncorrected in both eyes corrected to 20/20
  • Free of any felony convictions and most misdemeanor convictions
  • Military personnel must be assigned to area for at least 2 years
If a candidate meets the minimum requirements, they may be considered for employment as a Reserve Officer upon completion of the following:

Selection Process

Written examination: Delpoe Darany Police Officer two hour exam
(Date and Time TBD)

Oral Interview: Appraisal of general experience, education, judgment, problem solving ability and communication skills. Those candidates who are categorized as “Highly Qualified” will continue in the selection process.

Physical Agility Test: California POST compliant physical agility test.

Background Appraisal Interview: Completion and review of detailed Personal History Statement at the onset of the background process.

Comprehensive Background Investigation: A detailed investigation of the candidate’s personal history and suitability for employment as a law enforcement officer based on the job dimensions identified by POST. This investigation includes a lie detection polygraph screening, criminal history, credit check, driving history.

Captains’ Interview: Personal interviews with the Captain of Field Operations and the Captain of Support Operations.

Final Steps: Psychological and medical evaluations before hire are required. The Chief of Police may select/appoint any individual who has successfully completed the process.

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