Reserve Officer Program
What is a Reserve Officer?
A volunteer sworn officer with full police powers when on duty and in proximate contact with a full time officer.
What is the Purpose of Reserve Officer's?
Provide members of the community with the opportunity to work in law enforcement.
Establish a stronger relationship with the neighborhood a reserve officer lives in.
Provide additional manpower to the department at no (little) cost.
What are the General Requirements?
Must be at least 21 years old.
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
No Criminal Record.
Valid South Carolina Driver’s License.
Physical Fitness Qualification.
Completion of Reserve Officer Training course prescribed by the South Carolina CJA.
Successfully pass comprehensive exam administered by the SC CJA.
Successful completion of Lexington Police Department's 500+ Hour Field Training and Evaluation Program.
What Other Commitment is Involved?
State Law Requires 20 Hours/Month or 60 Hours/Quarter
Reserve officer chooses when he/she will be on duty and for how long he/she will be on duty.
Additionally Reserves receive annual training in Emergency Vehicle Operations, Defensive Tactics/Weapon Retention, Use of Force/OC Spray/TASER, Tactical Traffic Stops/Building Clearing, Legal Updates, Tactical Firearms and Qualification and First Aid
What Duties are Expected or Required?
Regular Street Patrol.
Parades, Road Races, Community Festivals and Events.
What are the Benefits?
All Equipment and Uniforms Provided
Full Worker's Compensation Benefits
The Ability to See if Law Enforcement is a Career Interest.
Primary Consideration for Open Full Time Sworn Positions
How Do I Apply?
Reserve Officer Program Brochure (Under Revision)
Sworn Officer Application