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Police Department: Reserve Program

The Forest Grove Police Department is currently accepting applications for Police Reserve Officers.     

The program will strive to achieve the following:

  • Be a group of volunteers dedicated, committed, and trained to serve their community in a policing capacity.
  • An opportunity for reserve officers to consider a fulltime career in policing.
  • An opportunity for reserve officers to maximize their civilian skill sets in a policing environment.
  • An opportunity for community members to serve as reserve officers while retaining their regular employment. 

Members of the Police Reserve Program may participate in the following department activities:

  • Patrol Support
  • Investigative Support
  • Transportation of Prisoners
  • Local Community Events
  • Traffic Control Assistance
  • Public Relations
  • Community Service
  • Departmental in-service training
  • Specialized training/assistance 

Qualifications to become a Forest Grove Police Reserve Officer:

  • 21 years old.
  • A United States Citizen.
  • High School Graduate or G.E.D. Equivalent.
  • A licensed driver with a clean driving record.
  • Passing scores on ORPAT, written test, oral board.
  • Successfully pass background investigation.
  • Successfully pass the Reserve Academy.
  • Able to contribute at least 20 hours per month, participate in required reserve officer events and training.
  • Not have been convicted of an exclusionary offense as established by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.



Last updated April 2, 2015.