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Programs & Services

Modesto's Reserve Officer Unit

Modesto Police Department

The Testing Process

The testing and pre-employment process for Reserve Officers is handled by a specially assigned team of background investigators to assure a rapid turnaround. The entire process usually takes approximately 2-3 months from the date the application is accepted. Additional information may be obtained by calling the Support Division at (209) 572-9640.

  • Application For Employment: Applicants meeting all requirements will be invited to participate the remainder of the testing process highlighted below.
  • Oral Interview: Applicants will be invited to interview before an Oral Board Appraisal Interview Panel to evaluate their qualifications for the position of Reserve Officer.
  • Background Investigation: All applicants will be required to submit to fingerprinting and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Polygraph Examination: All applicants will be required to submit to a polygraph examination which meets the requirements of the Modesto Police Department.
  • Physical Examination: A physical examination administered by a designated City Physician will be required prior to appointment. The examination standards will be those utilized for the City of Modesto Police Officers.
  • Psychological Examination: Applicants must pass a comprehensive psychological examination as determined by a departmentally selected psychologist.

We are currently accepting applications for several open Reserve Police Officer positions. Our Unit is continuously recruiting, testing, and hiring qualified applicants.