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Police Reserve Program
Hiring & Training
The Police Reserve Officer Program was established as an auxiliary branch of the Fairview Police Department's Patrol Services and is comprised of citizen volunteers. A position not taken lightly, reserve police officers must make a significant time commitment to the department and must meet the same qualifications and go through the same hiring process as a paid police officer. Candidates will also graduate from a 374.5-hour Police Academy and complete a Field Training Program.

The reserve police officer is assigned to general law enforcement duties and their authority may include the full range of powers and duties of a paid police officer. Examples of duties shall include, but are not limited to:
  • Participate in traffic control for annual city events
  • Prisoner transports to local county jails
  • Serve in a backup role as a second officer in a patrol vehicle, along with a regular officer
  • Solo patrol duty and assignments to calls

  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Minimum age of 21 years by time of appointment
  • Must possess a high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency certificate
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license and have demonstrated a satisfactory driving record
  • No conviction of a felony by any state or federal court, nor a conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the job

Maintain Membership
In order to maintain membership in the Reserve Officer Program, officers are also required to complete all applicable in-service training, maintain all required department certifications (i.e., CPR / First Aid), attend all scheduled Reserve Officer Program meetings, and contribute a minimum of 16 hours of volunteer service per month to the Fairview Police Department.

Additional Information

If you would like additional information on joining the Reserve Officer Program, please contact Sergeant Gary Kirby at (503) 674-6229.