Reserve Officers

Join the Reserves

The Reserve program is comprised of men and women who either aspire to be police officers or want to serve on the front line. Reserves are comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time, sworn police officers.

Requirements for Becoming a Reserve Officer:

  1. Download an Application and Apply!
    Please email your completed application as an attachment to After you submit your application, a background investigation will be completed. Background processing includes but is not limited to criminal and traffic checks, credit checks, personal and employer checks as well as various administrative checks.
  2. Pass the Physical Agility Assessment (PAT)
    The PAT includes pushups (minimum 21), sit-ups (60 seconds, minimum 30), 300-meter sprint (71 seconds or less), 1.5-mile run (14:31 or less), and squat thrusts (3 minutes, minimum 35).
  3. Complete the Following Processes:
    Oral board, polygraph, psychological testing, medical screening and a review by the Chief of Police.
  4. Attend the Reserve Law Enforcement Academy
    Applicants then attend a 368-hour Reserve Officer Academy, which includes Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening classes (6 - 10 p.m.) and Saturday classes (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), culminating in a certification examination administered by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission prior to graduation. A Reserve Officer is fully commissioned while on duty. Reserve Officers can continue their training with a mentoring program, allowing them to progress to a Level II Reserve Officer, able to respond to calls as a solo officer. Reserves attend a monthly training meeting to maintain qualifications and certifications. While we realize that there are no “perfect” candidates, we are seeking individuals from all segments of our community who have shown a high degree of honesty, integrity and a desire to work hard in attaining their potential.

Please review the Spokane Police Department Drug Usage Standards (PDF 38 KB). Please read, consider and evaluate these and how they may specifically apply to you.

The Spokane Police Department hires and hosts a Reserve Academy once a year. If you are interested in becoming a Reserve Officer, please contact the Volunteer Services Unit at 509.363.8283.

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Contact Police

For in progress crimes and emergencies call 911

To report a non-emergent crime contact:

To provide crime activity or suspect information that doesn't require immediate action contact:

For general police email contact:

For nuisance reports, including code violations (i.e. illegal camping, substantial litter in yards or alleys, graffiti, land use violations), parking complaints, and road condition issues contact:

Contact Information

Volunteer Services Unit
Spokane Police Department
1100 W Mallon
Spokane, Washington 99260