Las Vegas Police Reserves Hit the Streets
February 01, 2013
As Las Vegas police face tight budget and staffing constraints, hundreds of citizens could hit the streets as armed, volunteer police officers under a new reserve police officer program.
The new program, described by police as an "unpaid, at-will, commissioned volunteer position," requires 420 hours of training, about half the training of a typical officer.
The volunteers, selected from a pool of up to 800 applicants, will then receive 200 hours of Field Training Experience before being placed on active duty alongside a full-time officer for about 20 hours of duty per week.
Read the full Las Vegas Review-Journal story.
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Bob@Az. @ 2/4/2013 7:38 PM
You got to be kidding me! LV is short on money? I think it's about time the Chief called the casinos and request a donation. Bloody sad. I wish the volunteers well as I do the Uniforms. Blues, stay safe.
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