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.