Reserve police officers are volunteers who get virtually the same training as paid police officers. Portland’s reserve officer program dates back to 1903. They may work fewer hours than regular officers, often holding down a paid job or going to school at the same time, but reserve officers carry the same weapons and face the same dangers as career law enforcement officers. When a reserve officer is killed in the line of duty, they are honored in the same way as any other officer.
Do you have experience as a reserve police officer? What drew you to this volunteer position?