POLICE RESERVE PROGRAM
Are you interested in experiencing the exciting career of being a police officer? Do you want to get your foot in the door to a new and prestigious profession? OR do you want the fulfillment of providing service to your community?
The Ephrata Police Department accepts applications for Reserve Police Officers from April 1 to July 31. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and able to pass a screening process to include a physical agility test, a polygraph test, and a background check. Applications may be obtained from the Ephrata City Hall located at 121 Alder St SW or you may download the City of Ephrata Application. Completed applications should be submitted to the Ephrata Police Department. For questions or further information contact Sgt. T. Froewiss by email or by phone at 754-2491 between the hours of 8am to 4pm.
WHAT IS A RESERVE POLICE OFFICER?
Reserve Police Officers are volunteers who receive extensive law enforcement training and work routine uniformed patrol as a reserve commissioned Police Officer. Reserve Officers work side by side with fully commissioned Police Officers, gaining law enforcement experience. Reserve Officers are exposed to numerous aspects of local law enforcement to include training, patrol work, crime scene investigation, collision investigation, traffic enforcement, and court room testimony.
WHY WOULD I WANT TO BE A RESERVE POLICE OFFICER?
Being a Reserve Officer allows you to explore the law enforcement career field, providing you the possibility of a new career opportunity without having to give up the security of your regular employment. Being a Reserve Officer also provides you with the satisfaction of giving back, serving your community and being an example to others.
HOW DO I BECOME A RESERVE POLICE OFFICER?
The hiring process consists of several steps starting with the City of Ephrata Application for Employment. The application is available at the Ephrata Police Department, City Hall or by clicking on the link and downloading the PDF. All applications must be hand written. Once completed, submit the application to the Ephrata Police Department. Applicants meeting the criteria will proceed through the process. Successful applicants will be contacted and instructed on how to proceed.
IF MY APPLICATION IS ACCEPTED, WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Applicants will be required to complete a personal history background packet and will go through an extensive background investigation. Applicants who pass the background investigation will move forward to the Physical Fitness Examination. Applicants who pass the Physical Fitness Examination will be required to pass a Polygraph Examination as well as a Psychological Examination.