The Longview Police Department is seeking qualified citizens to join the Longview Police Reserve Officer Program. Officers in the Reserve Unit have the same authority and responsibilities as regular police officers, but are non-paid volunteers who are there to assist and supplement regular sworn police officer in their duties.
Applicants must be 21 years of age by completion of the Reserve Officers Academy, June 2018, possess a valid driver’s license, and pass the same pre-employment background procedure as regular police officers.
Testing will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Mark Morris High School in Longview. The testing process includes a written examination and a physical agility test. The physical testing consists of a 300-meter sprint, sit-ups, push-ups and a 1.5-mile run. Those applicants passing the written exam and physical agility test will be moved forward to the background procedure.
Successful applicants must then complete a Reserve Officer Academy held in Southwest Washington. The academy is every Tuesday and Thursday evening, and most weekends from January to June, 2018. After completing their training, Longview reserve police officers are required to donate a minimum of twelve (12) hours per month.
For more information on the Reserve Officer Program, or testing, contact Ofc. Cyndi Johansen at 360-442-5800 or Sgt. Doug Kazensky at 360-442-5804.