Become a Redmond Police Reserve Officer

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Redmond Police Reserve Unit

The Reserve Police Officer position is an un-represented volunteer classification. Redmond Police Department Reserve Officers receive specialized law enforcement training mandated by department policy. They serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police and have full peace officer powers.

The function of the Reserve Unit has always been to support and augment the Department in providing basic police services to the community. Historically, this has been accomplished by the Reserve Officer working solo patrol or riding as a second person in a two-officer police car. However, new trends in Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving have resulted in Reserve Officers working a wide variety of special assignments in addition to their patrol duties.

Today it is not uncommon to find Reserve Officers riding police bicycles or working a walking patrol at any number of police operations and community events. You can find them assigned to details such as patrolling city parks, providing a police presence at various community outreach programs and non-profit events, traffic and crowd control functions at large sporting events or concerts.

Why Become A Reserve Officer

Becoming a Reserve Police Officer is a challenging and rewarding way of serving your community while becoming a part of the exciting world of law enforcement.

Many of our Reserve Officers enter the program with an interest in a career in law enforcement. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain first hand knowledge and experience in this field before deciding to dedicate themselves to the profession. Our Reserve Officers have taken full advantage of this career development opportunity, as more than 50 of them have been promoted to full-time positions with the Redmond Police Department and other Law Enforcement Agencies in the last ten years.

While some of our officers are moving on to full-time careers, others make a career of being volunteers. Many of our Reserve Officers have well established positions in the public and private sectors. They are deeply rooted in the community and come to our unit with a variety of skills and life experiences that make them an invaluable part of our team. They are driven by a deep sense of civic pride and the satisfaction of making a positive impact on the quality of life in our city. A number of our Reserve Officers have served the City of Redmond as police volunteers for more than 15 years.

The City of Redmond is looking for individuals who have a desire to provide valuable assistance to the Department and community through service as a Reserve Police Officer. Explore this exciting opportunity to see what a law enforcement career is really like. Feel the pride and satisfaction generated by being part of a team of volunteers who take an active role in establishing the City of Redmond as a safe and productive community where their families and loved ones can grow and prosper.

Whether you are seeking a career in law enforcement, or simply want to take your interest in community activism to the next level, do something positive for yourself and your community...


In order to assist you in determining your suitability for this position, the following information regarding requirements of membership and the examination process is being provided.


  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or have applied for citizenship prior to application.
  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
  • Possess a valid Oregon Drivers License.
  • Be in good physical condition as demonstrated by a physical agility test.
  • Take a psychological examination and be found suitable for police work.
  • Be of good moral character as determined by a criminal record check and background investigation.
  • Have no felony convictions. Felony arrest(s) with no conviction(s) may be cause for rejection.
  • Have no recent or extensive misdemeanor record, including traffic citations. A misdemeanor record of assaultive behavior, regardless of the time of occurrence, may be cause for rejection.


  • Written examination
  • Physical agility test
  • Oral interview
  • Background investigation
  • Psychological examination


Request application packet via email, in person, or click "completed application" below:

Redmond Police Department
777 SW Deschutes Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
E-mail -

Applications can be returned to the Redmond Police Department and must include:

If you have further questions, feel free to call the Reserve Unit at (541) 504-3428 (voicemail) or Becky Curtis at (541) 504-3419