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The glossary below contains some common terms related to reserve peace officer program.

Agencies authorized to have reserve officers

Appointment Date


Basic Certificate

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Recognition

Reserve Officer Certificate

Clearance Letter

Continuing Professional Training (CPT)

Designated Level I

Field Training Program

Full Time Employment

General Law Enforcement

Hours a Reserve Officer is Required to Work

Immediate Supervision

Lateral Transfer of Reserve Officers

Level I Reserve

Level II Reserve

Level III Reserve

Modular Format

Modules A, B, and C

Module D

PC 832 Course

Perishable Skills Program

Qualifying Service

Regular Basic Course

Regular Basic Course Formats


Reserve Coordinator Training

Reserve Format

Reserve Officer Certificate

Reserve Rank Structure

Reserve Training Courses

Technical Reserve

Three Year Rule

Working Alone

Working for Multiple Agencies