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Reserve Police Officers volunteer their time and work a
minimum of 12 hours a month with the other patrol officers
of the police department. The training of a Reserve Police
Officer parallels that of full time paid Police Officers.
Their service is provided free to the City. The main
function of the Reserve Officer Program is to provide
support and additional personnel to the patrol division.
Reserve Officers may be able to opt for full-time Police
Officer I status, depending on availability of positions.
A Reserve Officer has received training in the same areas as
a Police Officer.
Winter Haven Police Reserve Officers must commit to
volunteering a minimum of 12 hours per month. All work
performed on behalf of the Winter Haven Police Department
will be credited to Reserve Officers. Following are some
examples of credited time:
Attending mandatory meetings
If you have what it takes to be a proud member of the Winter
Haven Police Department Reserve Unit and want to be an
influence in YOUR community, please contact the Personnel
Selection Unit at 863.298.4441.
|Minimum Requirements For
Reserve Police Officers
Must be nineteen (19) years
Must be a citizen of the United States
Must possess a United States high school diploma or G.E.D.
Must not have received a dishonorable or undesirable
discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
Must be in good physical condition
Be of good moral character; no felony arrest(s) or
misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury
or false statements and must not have been convicted of a
crime involving domestic violence
Must pass a medical examination as required by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
Must pass psychological screening program
Must undergo a background investigation including polygraph
Will be tested for controlled substances prior to employment
and may be tested for controlled substances during
employment in this classification
Must complete our hiring process
Florida Police Academy Graduate
Pass the Florida State Law Enforcement Examination
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