Welcome to the City of Albuquerque

Reserve Officer Program

You can help keep our community safe! The purpose of the Reserve Corps is to assist the Police Department in the performance of its duties where and when needed.

This is a volunteer position that enables you to contribute your expertise and time to help keep your community safe, secure and crime free.

Requirements

  • United States citizen
  • 21 years of age by completion of Academy
  • No felony convictions
  • No DWI or misdemeanor violations within the last three years
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • 270 hours of classroom instruction
  • 180 hours of on-the-job training

You provide

  • One shift on patrol per month
  • Your professional expertise
  • 4 hours in-service training per month
  • A desire to help your community

We provide

  • Training that surpasses other organizations
  • Reserve officer certification and authority
  • Uniforms and equipment
  • A chance to make a difference

To qualify for the Police Academy applicant must successfully pass each phase

  • Initial Application Interest Card
  • Written tests (police entrance exam/reading and comprehension)
  • Physical Abilities Test (based on age and gender)
  • Preliminary Interview Questionnaire
  • Personal History Statement
  • Behavioral/Personal Assessment Device (B-PAD)
  • Personal History Statement Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Chief's Selection
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Interview
  • Medical Examination

Call us today and start using your free time to make a difference for your community and yourself: Recruiting Unit, (505) 343-5020

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