Reserve Officer Training

Reserve Officer Training

The purpose of the 120-hour Reserve Officer Training course is to acquaint trainees with skills and knowledge needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Reserve Police Officer or Reserve Deputy Sheriff.

Trainees for this program are only admitted to the class as a sponsored student based upon the recommendation of a Sheriff, Chief of Police or Director of Public Safety. Trainees are subject to the rules and regulations of the Oakland Police Academy during the training sessions.

The next academy session is scheduled to begin January 11, 2018 through April 7, 2018.  Please call (248) 232-4220 for information regarding placement.

Reserve Officer Academy

The course will cover the following topic areas:

  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Public Relations
  • Criminal Law & Civil Liability
  • Vehicle Stops
  • Mechanics of Arrest
  • Patrol Techniques
  • Police Communications
  • Note Taking and Report Writing
  • OWI Enforcement
  • First Aid Techniques
  • Traffic Direction & Control
  • Firearms Training
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

Trainees must provide appropriate sidearm and leather gear.

Interested candidates will only be admitted after a written recommendation has been received from a Chief, Director or Sheriff of a law enforcement agency, and will be subject to the rules and regulations of the Oakland Police Academy.