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Reserve Law Enforcement Academy, Course #0080

Are you interested in becoming a Reserve Officer? Contact your local Sheriff's Office or Police Department and ask for their Reserve Coordinator. WSCJTC does not schedule Reserve Officer Academies.


This class is a minimum of 249.5 hours in length. The Reserve Academy curriculum adopted by the Commission is designed similar to that of the Basic Academy, including student performance objectives for each instructional block. It is designed to provide reserves with the basic knowledge and skills required for safe, proper and effective law enforcement service. Instructional blocks include: Criminal Law and Procedure, Communications Skills, Crisis Intervention, Defensive Tactics, Patrol Procedures, Criminal Investigations, Evidence Law, Firearms, including range qualifications, EVOC, Use of Force, Ethics, Civil Liability and First Aid. Basic training requirements can be found under WAC 139-05-810.


Graduates of those Academies that have been approved by the Commission and who, upon academy completion, pass a certification examination developed and administered by the Commission, will receive the state's basic reserve officers certificate. Such certification satisfies the basic training requirements for reserve officers under the Washington Aid Peace Powers Act, RCW 10.93.090.


Definition: “Reserve Officers” are included under the definition “specially commissioned Washington peace officer” under RCW 10.93.020(5) and includes any law enforcement officer who does not serve as a law enforcement officer of this state on a full-time basis, but who when called into active service, is fully commissioned on the same basis as full-time officers to enforce the criminal laws of this state.


RCW 10.93.090
explains: A specially commissioned Washington peace officer who has successfully completed a course of basic training prescribed or approved for such officers by the Washington state criminal justice training commission may exercise any authority which the special commission vests in the officer, throughout the territorial bounds of the state, outside of the officer's primary territorial jurisdiction under the following circumstances:(1) The officer is in fresh pursuit, as defined in RCW 10.93.120; or(2) The officer is acting pursuant to mutual law enforcement assistance agreement between the primary commissioning agency and the agency with primary territorial jurisdiction.

Reserve certificate can not be used in place of Peace Officer Certification. 


Additional information: Washington State Reserve FAQ

Academy Coordinators:

The Basic Reserve Academy curriculum is updated periodically to reflect changes in law and procedure. An agency planning an academy should contact the program coordinator at least one month prior to the academy start date to receive the most current curriculum.

Academy Coordinators' required forms:   

Form 1271 - Request for Academy Recognition (R.03-15)

Form 1270 - Basic Reserve Academy Application (R.04-15)

Form 1275-  RESERVE Criminal Records Check (R.03-15)

Form 1272 - Request for Certificates (R.03-15)

Form 1273 - Termination Form (R.09-09)


The following forms are not a part of the Reserve application packet.  It is requested that they be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by fax at 206-835-7923.  


Form 1902 -
Notice of Separation
(Word)
Form 1903 - Notice of Hire  (Word)

Form Submission: Scan / Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fax: 206-835-7326
Administrative Contact: Victoria Mathews
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206-835-7354
WSCJTC Program Manager: TBA
Questions about specific academies: Contact the listed academy commander below.

Rev. 4/2015
Session Session
Title
Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
0080-07 Tri-City Reserve Basic Academy Jan 06 -Jun 16, 2015

Pasco WA
Open  / None  

Registration, contact Res. Lt. Paul Brunner, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 509-545-3421
0080-06 Whitman County Reserve Academy Jan 13 -Jul 17, 2015

Colfax WA
Open  / None  

To register, contact Sgt Chapman, 509-397-6266/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
0080-1 Yakima Valley Reserve Academy Mar 03 -Jul 14, 2015 Moxee Police Department
7525 Postma Rd
Moxee City WA 98936
Open  / None  

Registration contact: Ofc. J. Burkett This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 509-575-7167 COST: 500 Rounds of Ammunition & 3 training taser cartidges to be supplied by sponsoring agency.