Reserve Police Officer Program

Reserve Officers:  OPEN POSITIONS, APPLY TODAY!

Merkel Police Department Reserve Officers are sworn law enforcement officers and must become certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) prior to being considered for appointment.  Reserve Officers, while on duty, possess the same authority as a peace officer with the City of Merkel.  Reserve Officers are generally assigned to the Patrol Division and assist regular patrol officers in the performance of their duties. Reserve officers must work a minimum of 12 hours a month, not to exceed 20 hours in a week.

Applicants for the Reserve Officer position must pass a medical exam, an extensive background check, initial weapons qualification, and a psychological examination.  All Reserve Officer Applicants will go through the same application process as a full-time sworn officer.  Before acceptance, the Chief of Police will review all applicant credentials prior to appointment.

Uniforms are furnished by the police department.  While this position does not provide any monetary compensation, it does give the satisfaction of public service in protecting the life, liberty and property of the City of Merkel citizens.

Requirements:

•    EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED Certificate
•    LICENSE: Valid Texas Driver’s License
•    CERTIFICATION:  TCOLE Basic Peace Officer Certification

Reserve Sergeant:  VACANT, APPLY NOW!

Merkel Police Department Reserve Sergeant is a sworn Peace Officer and must be certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) prior to being considered for appointment.  The Sergeant, while on duty, possess the same authority as a peace officer with the City of Merkel.  The Sergeant is the only paid position in the Merkel Police Department's Reserve Program.  The Sergeant reports directly to the Chief of Police and is directly responsible for the oversight of the Reserve Program, Training, and Scheduling.  The Sergeant is not a full-time position and is required to work under the same guidelines as a Reserve Officer.

Applicants for the Reserve Sergeant position must pass a medical exam, an extensive background check, initial weapons qualification, and a psychological examination.  All Reserve Sergeant Applicants will go through the same application process as a full-time sworn officer.  Before acceptance, the Chief of Police will review all applicant credentials prior to appointment.

Uniforms, Training, and Essential Equipment (vest, rain gear, jackets, etc.) are furnished by the police department.  Duty gear is the responsibility of the Sergeant.  This is a paid position at an hourly rate of $12.00.  This position does not qualify for any municipal benefits.

Requirements:

•    EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED Certificate
•    LICENSE: Valid Texas Driver’s License
    CERTIFICATION:  TCOLE Basic Peace Officer Certification

•    EXPERIENCE: 2 Years Law Enforcement or Equivalent Supervisory Experience

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