|Reserve Police Officers|
The purpose of the Reserve program was to establish a volunteer organization to assist the West Carrollton Police Department in their regular and special duties. Members of the Reserve Police are required to possess law enforcement powers equivalent to those of full-time officers. The reserve officers shall be governed by the rules and regulations, policies and procedures, and the written directives of the West Carrollton Police Department.
Each member is responsible for participating a minimum of twenty-four hours each month. Reserve officers may be assigned various duties including, but not limited to, second officer in a patrol vehicle, traffic control at accident scenes and parades, security positions at football games and crime prevention details. A reserve officer must complete the state required basic police training course. All reserves shall be governed by the same rules as full-time police officers with the exception that they do not have the right to appeal, in disciplinary actions.
Membership shall be limited to twelve regular (active) and six standby (inactive) members. All members shall serve on a volunteer basis, and the compensation for such service shall be one (1) dollar per year, payable annually. All applicants to the reserve program must pass a physical exam, a polygraph test, a psychological test, a thorough background investigation, and a personal interview. Our reserve officers are bonded with coverage equal to that provided to full-time officers and provided with liability coverage equal to that provided to full-time officers.