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Reserve Officer Expectations

The San Jose Police Department expects Reserve Officers will adhere to the following:

  1. Understand that pursuant to San Jose Municipal Code § 8.12, a Reserve Officer is a volunteer civil defense worker and not an employee of the City of San Jose.  Further, understand that as a volunteer, who is not an employee of the City of San Jose, a Reserve Officer is not subject to the procedural protections of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act.
  2. A Reserve Officer agrees:
    • To comply with the San Jose Police Department’s Duty Manual and the Reserve Unit Guidelines,
    • To obey the proper chain of command, including the Reserve Unit ranks,
    • To make him/herself available for emergency callbacks, and
    • To make him/herself available for and participate in Department relief events.
  3. As a member of the Reserve Officer Program, a Reserve Officer must:
    • Complete a minimum of 16 hours of service to the City on a monthly basis, with 10 of those hours being accomplished by performing a patrol beat function and the other 6 hours performing tasks authorized by the Unit Director,
    • Complete an online timesheet no later than the 7th day of each month, which must include all paid and unpaid hours worked,
    • Attend and complete all required training,
    • Obey all court notices issued by the Department, and
    • Volunteer at least the minimum required hours for Christmas in the Park or the Holiday Parade as determined by the Director.
  4. A Reserve Officer understands that there is no guarantee that he or she will receive any secondary employment assignments.
  5. A Reserve Officer understands that if employment at another law enforcement agency is accepted, he or she will be required to resign from the San Jose Police Department’s Reserve Unit.
  6. A Reserve Officer understands that the terms and conditions for participation in the San Jose Police Department’s Reserve Program are subject to amendment and modification by the Chief of Police without prior notice.
 

 

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