Police Reserves Commander

Supervise and coordinate activities of police reserve officers.
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Salary Range
$47,000 – $124,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Police Reserves Commanders do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of police reserve officers to support police personnel at special functions: Writes news releases for press, radio, and television and speaks before community and business groups to recruit police reserve volunteers. Confers with potential reservists to explain policies, duties, responsibilities, and working conditions, and to provide other pertinent information. Reviews applications, results of physical and psychological examinations, oral interviews, and background information to determine suitability of candidates. Plans and coordinates instruction to train reservists in basic police techniques. Issues uniforms, arms, and equipment to reservists. Reviews schedules to determine areas of need and coordinates assignments of reservists to support police personnel at special functions, such as parades and sporting events. Observes reservists at work to evaluate work performance.


Should I be a Police Reserves Commander?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Commander, Police Reserves, Patrol Commander, Police Field Commander, Police Shift Commander, Watch Commander

    How to Become a
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