What is a typical workload that a reserve can perform?

All general and limited law enforcement duties depending on the level of qualification, i.e. seasonal details, high school graduation and dances, football games, foot patrol at county fairs, general patrol etc.


Every 3rd Thursday of the month we have a mandatory reserve meeting that may last up to 4 hours, but are generally from 1,900 to 2,100 hours. Reserve business and training is conducted during this time. The meetings are generally held at the Auburn Justice Center.


There are 4 to 5 range days a month, any of which you may attend. At least one of them is a night shoot. The department provides all ammunition.


You may work general patrol anytime. The only exception to this is if a detail requires staffing. You may attend all Advanced Officer Training (EVOC, tactics, etc.) during the regular deputies training cycle. If you write a ticket or submit a report for a crime (or are listed in one) then you should expect to occasionally get a subpoena to court.

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1. Why become a Placer County Sheriff's Office reserve?
2. What if my goal is to go fulltime?
3. If I want to work general patrol do I need to schedule it in advance?
4. Am I assigned a specific area to work?
5. I want to work general patrol. Are there limits?
6. What is a typical workload that a reserve can perform?