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Regulation 1007. Reserve Officer Minimum Standards

(a) Every reserve peace officer shall be trained in conformance with the following requirements:

(1) Level I Reserve Peace Officers:

(A) Minimum Training Requirement

Every Level I reserve peace officer [defined in PAM Section H-1-2(a)], before being assigned to duties which include the exercise of peace officer powers, shall satisfactorily complete the training requirements of the Regular Basic Course or its equivalents (PAM Section D-1-3).

(B) Exemption to Minimum Training Requirement

The Regular Basic Course, or its equivalents, will not be required for a Level I reserve peace officer if:

1. The Level I reserve peace officer has previously satisfied the training requirements specified for Level I reserve peace officers in PAM Section H-3-2 or H-3-3(a) – (c); and

2. Is appointed to a non-designated Level I reserve peace officer position; and

3. The new appointment is within three years of the date of last service as a Level I reserve peace officer.

(C) Field Training Requirement

All Level I reserve officers, upon completing the Regular Basic Course or its equivalent, shall complete a POST-approved Field Training Program (PAM Section D-13) prior to working alone in a general law enforcement assignment. The Field Training Program, which shall be delivered over a minimum of 10 weeks (400 hours), shall be based upon structured learning content as recommended in the POST Field Training Program Guide or upon a locally developed field training guide which includes the minimum POST-specified topics which are listed in the POST Field Training Program Guide.

(D) Exemption to Field Training Requirement

A Level I reserve peace officer is exempt from the Field Training Program requirement if the Level I reserve peace officer is reappointed to a Level I position with less than a three year break in service [refer to subsection 1007(a)(1)(B)] and has successfully completed:

1. Modules A, B, and C; and 200 hours of structured field training; or

2. The Regular Basic Course or its equivalent and 400 hours of a POST-approved Field Training Program.

(E) Continuing Professional Training

Every Level I reserve peace officer shall also satisfy the Continuing Professional Training requirement set forth in Regulation 1005(d).

(2) Level II Reserve Peace Officers

(A) Minimum Training Requirement

Every Level II reserve peace officer [defined in PAM Section H-1-2(b)], before being assigned to duties which include the exercise of peace officer powers, shall satisfactorily complete the POST-certified Module III and Module II (PAM Section D-1-3).

(B) Exemption to Minimum Training Requirement

Module III and Module II will not be required for a Level II reserve peace officer if:

1. The Level II reserve peace officer has previously satisfied the training requirements specified for a level I or II reserve peace officers in PAM Section H-3-2 or H-3-3(a) - (c), and

2. The new appointment is within three years of the date of last service as a Level I or II reserve peace officer.

(C) Continuing Professional Training

Every Level II reserve peace officer shall also satisfy the Continuing Professional Training requirement set forth in Regulation 1005(d).

(3) Level III Reserve Peace Officers

(A) Minimum Training Requirement

Every Level III reserve peace officer [defined in PAM Section H-1-2(c)], before being assigned to duties which include the exercise of peace officer powers, shall satisfactorily complete the POST-certified Module III (PAM Section D-1-3).

(B) Exemption to Minimum Training Requirement

Module III will not be required for a Level III reserve peace officer if:

1. The Level III reserve peace officer has previously satisfied the training requirements specified for Level I or II reserve peace officers in PAM Section H-3-2 or H-3-3(a) – (c), and

2. Is appointed to a non-designated Level I reserve peace officer position, and

3. The new appointment is within three years of the date of last service as a Level I reserve peace officer.

(b) Every school police reserve officer appointed by a K-12 school district on or after July 1, 2000, in addition to the entry level training requirement set forth in subsection 1007(a) shall complete the POST-certified Campus Law Enforcement Course [Regulation 1081(a)] within two years of the date of first appointment.

(c) Every school police reserve officer appointed by a community college police department on or after January 1, 2004, in addition to the entry level training requirement set forth in subsection 1007(a) shall complete the POST-certified Campus Law Enforcement Course [regulation 1081(a)] within two years of the date of first appointment.

(d) To be eligible for the award of the Reserve Officer Certificate, a reserve peace officer shall be currently appointed or deputized as a reserve peace officer as described in Penal Code section 830.6(a), meet the selection requirements for Level I reserve peace officer assignment as described in subsection 1007(a), and have completed the training and general law enforcement experience as described in subsection 1007(b)(1), PAM Sections H-3-2 or H-3-3(a) or (c), and Section B 1011(a)(12).

 

PAM Section D-1-1 adopted effective July 1, 1999, and amended January 1, 2001, September 15, 2004, and September 21, 2005, is herein incorporated by reference.

PAM Section D-1-3 adopted effective July 1, 1999, and amended January 1, 2001, April 10, 2002, September 15, 2004, January 1, 2006, January 19, 2007, July 1, 2007, January 1, 2008, July 1, 2008, January 1, 2009, July 1, 2009, January 1, 2010,  July 21, 2012, April 1, 2014, October 1, 2014, April 1, 2016, and February 15, 2017, is herein incorporated by reference.

PAM Section H-1 adopted effective July 15, 1982, and amended June 15, 1990, February 22, 1996, September 12, 1998, and July 1, 1999, is herein incorporated by reference.

PAM Section H-3 adopted effective July 15, 1982, and amended January 16, 1987, June 15, 1990, July 1, 1992, February 22, 1996, September 12, 1998, July 1, 1999, January 1, 2000, March 10, 2000, March 24, 2000, August 18, 2001, September 21, 2005, January 19, 2007, July 1, 2008, January 1, 2009, July 1, 2009, and January 1, 2010, is herein incorporated by reference.

PAM Section H-4 adopted effective July 15, 1982, and amended October 10, 1990, July 1, 1999, and September 21, 2005, is herein incorporated by reference.

The document, Training and Testing Specifications for Peace Officer Basic Courses adopted effective January 1, 2001, and amended effective October 1, 2001, January 1, 2002, July 1, 2002, January 1, 2003, January 1, 2004, August 15, 2004, September 15, 2004, July 1, 2005, January 1, 2006, January 19, 2007, July 1, 2007, August 8, 2007, January 1, 2008, July 1, 2008, January 1, 2009, July 1, 2011, January 1, 2012, July 1, 2012, January 1, 2013, August 1, 2013,  February 1, 2014, August 1, 2014, February 1, 2015, August 1, 2016,  February 1, 2017, and February 15, 2017, is herein incorporated by reference.

The document, Instructor’s Guide to Learning Activities for Leadership, Ethics and Community Policing December 2005 adopted effective January 1, 2006, is herein incorporated by reference.

The document POST Basic Courses Test Management and Security Protocols 2017 adopted effective January 1, 2009, amended May 3, 2012, October 1, 2014, April 1, 2016, and February 15, 2017, is herein incorporated by reference.

 

(Revised 2/23/2017)

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