The Seal Beach Police Department is looking for a “few good folks” to serve the community as Level-1 Reserve Police Officers. Reserve Officers have the same authority as regular Police Officers – they just do it part-time! This is an exciting opportunity for members of our community to join a police department and make a difference in the community. Some Reserve Officers do so because it satisfies a personal ‘yen’ to give something back. Others use the opportunity to enter the law enforcement industry with aspirations of becoming a professional, regular officer. In either case, we hope you are interested in becoming a member of the Seal Beach Police Department family!

Seal Beach Reserve Police Officers must contribute a minimum of 20 hours service per month. All uniforms and safety equipment are provided. Each Reserve Officer receives $200 per month, intended for dry cleaning and uniform maintenance. Once on board, the Reserve Officer completes a full field training program, teamed with a Field Training Officer and Mentor. After the field training is completed, the Reserve Officer is free to work a variety of assignments pursuant a Watch Commander’s discretion. The typical Reserve Officer works within the Patrol Bureau, but may be assigned to other special details as necessary.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of laws and policies covering modern methods of police work.
  • Ability to establish working relationships with fellow employees, City officials and the public.
  • Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • United States citizen or resident alien and have applied for U.S. citizenship at least one year prior to the application of employment.
  • License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be in good physical condition, weight in proportion to height; vision 20/20 corrected, normal hearing acuity and free from color blindness.

Experience & Training

  • Graduation from a California P.O.S.T. approved law enforcement officer academy or successful completion of the P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver examination process within three months of application. Applicants currently enrolled in a P.O.S.T. approved academy must graduate within three months of application.

For further info about the Seal Beach Police Reserve Officer Corps, please contact our Reserve Corps Program Coordinator, Sergeant Raul Ahumada at (562) 799-4100, Ext. 1601.