A MESSAGE FROM DR. RICHARD WEINBLATT
Welcome to PoliceReserveOfficer.com, your source for information on Careers, Training, Certification, and more for the professional police reserve and auxiliary officer.
Reserve and auxiliary law enforcement officers are some 250,000 men and women who assist the more than 700,000 full-time law enforcers. Known variously as reserve, auxiliary, special, supernumerary, and other titles, their duties as volunteer or part-time protectors of their communities vary as much as the locations in which they serve.
Some have served for decades aspiring only to serve their neighbors, while others pin on the badge as a means to gain experience and credentials to transition into a full-time career track. Whatever the mission, the approximately a quarter million reservists serve quietly with little or no fanfare. Done correctly, most civilians have no idea that the officer that assisted them may have very well been a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or carpenter for most of the work week.
PoliceReserveOfficer.com is dedicated to these tireless defenders and is committed to serving their informational needs. Within this website, you’ll find information on all aspects of non-full-time policing.
The topics include entrance standards, recruiting practices, training and certification requirements, state specific mandates, duties, policies, and more. I would be honored to have you as part of the PoliceReserveOfficer.com journey.
— Dr. Richard Weinblatt,
The Cop Doc, LLC
ABOUT DR. RICHARD WEINBLATT
Dr. Richard Weinblatt, The Cop Doc, is considered the foremost police expert on reserve policing. In addition to having served as a reserve and auxiliary law enforcer, he wrote regular columns on reserves “Reserve Report” for a decade for Law and Order: The Magazine for Police Management and “Reserve Power” for Officer.com. He is the author of a number of books including Reserve Law Enforcement in the United States: A National Study of State, County, and City Standards Concerning the Training and Number of Non-full-time Police and Sheriff’s Personnel.
Dr. Richard Weinblatt has explained complex police, crime, and safety topics since 1989. He is the principal for The Cop Doc, LLC.
Dr. Weinblatt has an extensive background as a police chief, police academy director, and criminal justice professor. His service has ranged from Auxiliary Lieutenant in New Jersey to Patrol Division Deputy Sheriff in New Mexico to Police Chief in North Carolina.
Additionally, Dr. Weinblatt has been a criminal justice and police academy educator in Florida, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Ohio. He has earned instructor certifications for pepper spray, firearms, defensive tactics, vehicle operations, and Taser, among others.
Dr. Weinblatt has been interviewed by national and local media including CBS Evening News, CNN, MSNBC, HLN Headline News, and The Washington Post. Dr. Weinblatt is the host of The Cop Doc Radio Show which is on Thursdays at 7:00 pm eastern time and is available for convenient download from a number of sources including Apple iTunes.
Dr. Weinblatt has authored hundreds of articles for such media outlets as PoliceOne.com, PoliceLink.com, Officer.com, Police Magazine, American Police Beat, Law and Order, and many others. He has earned multiple degrees up to the Doctoral level.
An educator, this website is part of Dr. Weinblatt’s lifelong mission to explain complex criminal justice issues in understandable terms. More information is available at his website www.TheCopDoc.com