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.
- sign a waiver indicating that they are physically fit to participate in strenuous activities.
- sign a waiver of liability before participating in * courses below.
Haz Mat Awareness
Collision Scene Control
Role of Emergency Communication
Defensive Tactics *
Search & Seizure
Blood Borne Pathogens
Current Drug Trends/Investigation
Testifying in Court
Precision Driving *
Interviews & Interrogation
Laws of Arrest
Introductions to Crime Scene
Motor Vehicle Law
Working with Your Community
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