Reserve Peace Officer Certification

Reserve peace officers must be certified within 18 months from the date of their appointment, unless the academy council has granted an extension under administrative rule 501-10.200 (80D). During this 18-month time period, they will have to complete 80 hours of training and 40 hours of supervised time.

Reserve peace officers are those officers hired by an agency to serve in an auxiliary capacity. Not all agencies have reserve officers, but those who do will screen, hire, and train the officer within their department. You cannot attend the Reserve Officer training without first being hired by an agency with an active reserve program.

This training, developed by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), is organized into six modules. All classes are conducted by Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certified instructors.

Enrollment Requirements

Students must:

  • sign a waiver indicating that they are physically fit to participate in strenuous activities.
  • sign a waiver of liability before participating in * courses below.

Training Modules

Module A

Criminal Law
Haz Mat Awareness
Domestic Abuse
Court Organization

Module B

Crisis Conflict
Vehicle Stops
Collision Scene Control
Felony Calls
Role of Emergency Communication
Traffic Direction

Module C

Patrol Techniques
Defensive Tactics *
Force Management

Module D

Juvenile Law
Search & Seizure
Blood Borne Pathogens
Current Drug Trends/Investigation
Testifying in Court

Module E

Cultural Diversity
Civil Liability
Precision Driving *
Interviews & Interrogation
Laws of Arrest

Module F

Introductions to Crime Scene
Motor Vehicle Law
Recognizing Impairment
Report Writing
Mandatory Reporting
Working with Your Community
Community Policing

View Module Schedule

Coordinator, ILEA Reserves

Melissa Ludwig
Health Education and Services Center 222C
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Administrative Assistant

Amy Rieck
Health Education and Services Center 222
319-296-4051 (fax)
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