Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Reserve Forces Bureau

A Tradition of Service since 1850

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserve Levels, Training and Authorized Activities


The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has established three levels of reserve peace officers:

 


 

Level III Reserve

Authorized Activities: Level III Reserves may perform specified limited duties, and other duties which are not likely to result in physical arrests.  They must be under the immediate supervision of a Designated Level I Reserve Deputy or a Full-time Deputy.  They are granted peace officer powers only while on duty.

Academy Training: Level III module is 217 hours.

Field Training: None required.

Continuing Professional Training: None required.


Level II Reserve

Authorized Activities: Level II Reserves participate in general law enforcement assignments such as patrol, mounted posse, search and rescue, and detectives. They work under immediate supervision of a peace officer who has completed the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Regular Basic Course.  They hold peace officer status while on duty only for the duration of their assignment.

Academy Training: Completion of Level III module.  Level II module is 260 hours.

Field Training: LASD requires completion of a 400 hour Field Training Program.

Continuing Professional Training: 24 hours every two years.


Level I Reserve

Authorized Activities: A Level I Reserve is available to work in virtually all aspects of the Department.  After becoming field qualified, a Level I can work patrol alone or with a Regular or Reserve partner and has peace officer status while on duty only for the duration of their assignment.

Academy Training: Completion of Level III and Level II modules.  The Level I module is 344 hours.

Field Training: LASD requires completion of a 400 hour Field Training Program.

Continuing Professional Training: 24 Hours every two years.


Level I-D Reserve

Authorized Activities: A Level I-D Reserve, after becoming field qualified, additionally has 24-hour peace officer status.

Continuing Professional Training: 24 hours every two years.


Uniforms and most equipment are provided by the Department.  Training is conducted at our STARS Center in Whittier, or at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita.

More information on the Reserve Peace Officer Program can be found on the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training website.