Police Reserves

The Concord Police Department's Police Reserve Association offers individuals a challenging opportunity to be of service to their fellow citizens. As a reserve officer, you will assist the regular members of the department in the fulfillment of its mission to protect and to serve.

When you become a police reserve officer, you will be trained for law enforcement service by experienced officers. This training meets the standards established by Post for both regular and reserve police officers.

The Concord Police Department furnishes all uniforms and safety equipment to its officers. You will be required to perform a minimum of twenty hours of duty a month, which includes training and meetings. You will not receive a salary for service with the reserve association. The association will, if the member is not reimbursed by another means, compensate members for time spent in court.

  1. Requirements
  2. How to Apply
  3. Appointment Levels

Minimum Standards

Government Code requirements and requirements by the Concord Police Department Policy include:

  • Age - Minimum age of 21 years. The reserve coordinator can authorize exceptions. Applications may be accepted at age 20 but no appointments will be made prior to 21st birthday.
  • Background - Must have a desirable record - free from convictions by any state or by the federal government of a crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison. No use of illegal substances within the last three years. No sales of any illegal substances whatsoever. Must be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.
  • Citizenship - Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Driver's License - A valid California Class "C" driver's license or the equivalent is required at the time of appointment.
  • Education - Must be a high school graduate or pass the General Education Development test. A copy of diploma or GED equivalent must be submitted.
  • Health - After examination by a licensed physician, the applicant must be found to be in general good health, free from any medical, physical or emotional impairment that would prevent you from performing the job of reserve officer.
  • Hearing - Normal hearing acuity.
  • Height and Weight - Weight in good proportion to height.
  • Residence - Must live within a reasonable distance to the City. The reserve coordinator can authorize exceptions.
  • Vision - Visual acuity of not less than 20/100 (uncorrected) in each eye, corrected to 20/30 in each eye. No marked red-green deficiency or color vision. Each eye free from any abnormal condition or disease which might adversely affect performance of duty.