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Lodi, CA 95240
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Reserve Officer Program

Join the Men and Women who wear the Badge!

You see them driving police cars and walking a beat. They are dressed in a police uniform, fully equipped with safety gear. At first glance you think it’s a regular, full-time, Lodi Police Officer helping the community. But, it may go further than that, it may be a Lodi Police Department Reserve Officer.

The Reserve Unit of the Lodi Police Department is made up of community minded citizens that serve without pay, and are subject to call at all hours of the day or night to assist regular police officers in time of disaster or emergencies. The purpose of the program is to provide a cadre of well-trained volunteers to augment regular officers. Reserve Officers ride along with full time officers to help provide quality police services to the community.

The Lodi Police Department needs men and women to donate their time and talents to making the City of Lodi a safe and productive community in which to live. If you are concerned, and you want to get involved in civic participation through law enforcement, the Lodi Police Department Reserve Program may have a job for you.

Reserve officers work:

bullet As officers on patrol, assisting full-time officers

bullet Special details and assignments as required, including parades, special enforcement, traffic control, and emergencies.

As a reserve officer you have all of the responsibilities and authority of a peace officer of the Lodi Police Department while you are on duty. To maintain your status you must attend a monthly training meeting, perform at least 10 hours of reserve duty per month, demonstrate proficiency with duty weapons, and maintain proficiency in CPR and first aid.


Specified training is required to enable reserve officers to fulfill the requirements set forth by the California Penal Code and the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. This training can be obtained through local city college training programs or at a Criminal Justice Regional Training Center. Training includes patrol procedures, laws of arrest, search and seizure, arrest control techniques, traffic control, firearms instruction, and related subjects to prepare the individual for police work.

Reserve peace officers are required by law to meet the same background, medical, and psychological standards as regular officers. The training completed by an individual determines the reserve level, and authority, the individual will possess. Completion of a regular basic Course, or its equivalent, will satisfy the minimum training requirements for all peace officer positions.

For further information on reserve levels, go to http://www.post.ca.gov/reserve-peace-officer-program-rpop.aspx


bullet Must be a US citizen

bullet Age 21 or older

bullet Must be physically fit for police duties

bullet Must have successfully completed a recognized P.O.S.T. Basic course, with current certification, or (where applicable) have successfully completed Modules A, B, C, and D of the P.O.S.T. Reserve Academy, with current certification.

bullet Possess a valid California Driver’s license

bullet No felony convictions

bullet Able to pass a background investigation, polygraph or voice stress examination, psychological examination, and physical examination.

bullet The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

The Lodi Police Department accepts Reserve officer applications on a continuous basis. If you are interested in the program, or if you would like further information, please contact our reserve coordinator, Lt. Chris Piombo at (209) 333-6877.



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