Modesto's Reserve Officer Unit
Reserve Officers are appointed at the levels for which they are qualified, based upon academic work,
training and/or experience as indicated below:
Non-Designated Level I
Non-Designated Level I Reserve Officers may work alone and perform the same duties as a regular officer.
They must graduate from a Basic Course or its equivalency. Level I Reserve Officers also must have completed
60 units of accredited college courses (no specific classes required). The primary difference between Designated
and Non-Designated Level I Reserve Officers is that Designated Level I Officers are granted peace officer authority
24 hours a day (just like regular officers) while Non-Designated Level I Officers only have peace officer authority
while on duty.
Non-Designated Level II
Level II Reserve Officers may perform General Law Enforcement tasks when working with another officer possessing a
Basic Peace Officer Certificate. They must graduate from Reserve Training Modules II and III (minimum of 386 hours)
plus they must be in a continuous field training Unit when performing general law enforcement tasks.
*P.O.S.T Guidelines per Commission Regulations 1007(b) for more information visit California’s Reserve peace
Officer’s Unit page at https://post.ca.gov/peace-officer-selection-requirements-regulations.aspx