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Candidates sought for Reserves program

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For those who have dreamed of becoming a law enforcement officer but never had the opportunity, now is the chance.

The Harriman Police Department is seeking qualified people for its Reserve Police Program.

“We are looking for people who have the interest, passion and the desire to keep our citizens and neighbors safe,” said Police Chief Randy Heidle.

The Reserve Police Program is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn police officers.

Reserve police officers receive similar training as full-time officers and work alongside them in every aspect of department operations.

“In fact, many of our reserve officers are hired full time by us and other law enforcement agencies.”

The Harriman Police Department’s Reserve Police Program recruits and trains citizens on how to make arrests, preserve crime scenes for investigation and provide security at special events.

A reserve police officer’s other duties include issuing citations, ride-along patrols and traffic control.

Candidates for the Reserve Program must be 21 or older and have a high school diploma (or an equivalent) and meet the following criteria:

• Citizen of the United States

• No convictions of any serious offenses

• Pass a physical and psychological exam

• Volunteer 16 hours a month to the program

Call 882-3383 for more about the program.