Police Officer Reserves Program

With intensified training and standards through P.O.S.T. Certification, today's Reserve Officers are fully equipped and trained to handle any assignment.

Becoming a Reserve Officer takes a dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic individual. The Huntington Beach Police Department wants to find applicants who have established careers in other areas of employment and who are P.O.S.T. certified. All applicants who are interested in gaining experience with a larger, progressive department can obtain an application at the location provided below.

Additional Training

The Police Chaplain Program are on call 24 hours a day to help employees and the citizens of Huntington Beach during times of crisis. Above pictured from left to right: Sgt. J. Consoli, Chaplains Bruce Templeton, Oden Fong, Steve Purdue, Drew Lockerbie, James Scheller.

Applicants who meet all the qualifications, successfully completes the testing process, and are selected as recruits for the Huntington Beach Police Reserve will receive additional training. This training will relate to Huntington Beach Police Department procedures in firearms, communications, Municipal Codes, and hands-on practical experience in many additional subjects.

At the end of the Reserve Recruit's training, each member will be required to complete evaluated patrol rides prior to active reserve duty.

Minimum Requirements:


Contact: Sgt. John Van Holt

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City of Huntington Beach
Police Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Request non-emergency police service:
(714) 960-8825
General Information:
(714) 960-8811
Fax: (714) 536-5605
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