Reserve Police Officer

  • Hayward, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Part Time Public Safety

Job Description


The City of Hayward invites applications for Reserve Officer.
FINAL FILING DATE : Continuous. Reserve Officers work on a voluntary basis. Time requirements are a minimum of 20 hours per month. There are currently 25 openings for Reserve Officer.

THE DEPARTMENT : The Hayward Police Department is comprised of a staff of 197 full time and 25 Reserve sworn personnel, and 124 professional staff. The Department supports a Community Policing philosophy and offers excellent promotional and special assignment opportunities. Reserve Officers enjoy a minimum of 9 training days per year.

THE POSITION : Duties include a wide variety of law enforcement assignments including but not limited to: patrol, traffic control, criminal and juvenile investigation, and radio communication. These require operating a patrol car, arresting and citing violators of laws, writing reports, serving warrants, testifying in court and providing information to the public.
Level II and Level III Reserve Officers that are interested in performing communication dispatch duties are invited to apply. Safety equipment is provided at no cost. A three year commitment to the Reserve Bureau is desirable.

Minimum Qualifications


Experience and Certification: Valid basic P.O.S.T Certificate, valid Level I, or valid Level II or valid Level III P.OS.T. Certificate

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Licenses: Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California Driver's License.


• Free of any felony convictions.
• A citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (Government Code Para. 1031).
• Not less than 21 years of age at time of appointment.
• Vision in each eye, correctable to at least 20/30.
• Must pass a background investigation.
• Must meet all Department medical, physical and psychological standards.
• Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Information

SELECTION PROCEDURE : Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application, valid Basic P.O.S.T Certificate, or Level II Certificate, valid WSTB Physical Agility score of 384 or above, a "T" score of 50 or above, and a writing sample, to be considered. Application packets will be screened by a qualified appraisal panel and candidates considered best qualified based on the information provided, will move forward in the examination process.

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be obtained by calling the Reserve Bureau at (510) 293-7089. Email:

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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