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Oregon Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Great Feedback on PoliceReserveOfficer.com

Oregon Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Great Feedback on PoliceReserveOfficer.com

I just got a terrific message from a reserve deputy sheriff in Oregon.  Kory (I got permission to use the first name and location) is a former volunteer firefighter who has found the articles on my new website on police reserves to be very helpful.  The letter was sent via the contact form on the website. This is great stuff!  A major motivator for me to do The Cop Doc Radio Show and write these articles, blog posts, books, websites, etc. … Read entire article »

Filed under: PoliceReserveOfficer.com Website, Uncategorized

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

Florida Police Reserve & Auxiliary Training Certification: Are They OK?

As a former police chief who ran a basic criminal justice academy in Florida, I often get questions on how to become a Florida certified and trained reserve or auxiliary police officer.  This article also covers how to become a full-time police officer or deputy sheriff.  Florida has been one of the more progressive states in mandating training standards for folks who serve on a volunteer or part-time basis with police and sheriff’s offices throughout the Sunshine State. Among … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Police Career, Police Jobs, Police Reserve Certification Standards, Police Reserve Liability, Police Reserve Screening, Police Reserve Training, Uncategorized

Tasers & Reserve Officers on The Cop Doc Radio Show

Tasers & Reserve Officers on The Cop Doc Radio Show

A few police chiefs and even more police reserve officers have lost their jobs over Taser controversies that erupted in their communities. Hailed by some as a useful law enforcement tool that avoids escalating situations and officer, as well as suspect, injuries, the device has also been derided as a torture device by groups including Amnesty International. Sheriffs, Police chiefs and aspiring law enforcement executives, as well as police reserve officers, increasingly need to ponder the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Police Reserve Liability, Police Reserve Training, Police Reserves & Taser, The Cop Doc Radio Show Reserve Segments, Uncategorized

Police Job Applicants Arrested: Sex, Drugs, and Jail

Police Job Applicants Arrested: Sex, Drugs, and Jail

Whether you are a full-time or reserve police officer or deputy sheriff job applicant, this cautionary tale is for you.  A recent story out of California about a San Diego Police job application and its jail bound author reminded me of the wide variety of folks that inexplicably apply to become a law enforcement officer. Many do not deserve to make it through the process.  Thankfully usually, honorable police executives do their best to weed people out that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Police Career, Police Jobs, Police Reserve Screening, Uncategorized

The Original Homeland Security Force: Police Reserves

The Original Homeland Security Force: Police Reserves

On the heels of recent disasters (such as in the tornadoes in Alabama and floods in Louisiana) and terrorists alerts (following Osama bin Laden’s death during his encounter with U.S. Navy SEALS) that have dominated the headlines, police and sheriffs reserves have answered the call.   And they have done so for decades. They are the original “homeland security” protection force. Long before homeland security became the new catch phrase and the latest law enforcement trend, citizen officers volunteered … Read entire article »

Filed under: Classic Police Reserves, Featured, Police Reserve Duties, Police Reserve Homeland Security, Police Reserve Importance, Uncategorized

Police Reserves on The Cop Doc Radio Show

Police Reserves on The Cop Doc Radio Show

Police Reserve Officers are the featured topic discussing why they go down that dark, scary alley for free on The Cop Doc Radio Show on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm eastern time.  Hosted by police expert former police chief Dr. Richard Weinblatt, The Cop Doc, the show has featured a myriad of arresting guests and topics on police, crime, and safety issues. Law enforcement reserves are also known by other titles including auxiliary, special, supernumerary, and … Read entire article »

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