Steps on Becoming Reserve Officer

  1. Application can be picked up and must be submitted to the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office.
  2. Applicant:
    1. Must be 21 years of age
    2. Have no felony convictions
    3. Have no conviction of crimes that would prohibit a Washington citizen from the legal right to possess a firearm
    4. Meet the requirements of WAC 139-05-810
  3. Once the application is accepted, and a "conditional offer of employment" is made to the reserve applicant, the applicant must take and successfully pass a psychological examination and a polygraph test administered pursuant to RCW 43.101.105 (2)(a) (i) and (ii).
  4. The applicant must successfully complete a Basic Reserve Officer Academy, normally conducted by the sponsoring agency, or in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies.
  5. Upon completion of the Basic Academy requirements, the applicant must successfully pass the final Reserve examination proctored by the Commission, at which time a Reserve Certificate will be issued by the Commission.
  6. Exemptions from the training requirements of Reserve officers can be requested by the employing agency under WAC 139-05-030.