The process to become a Reserve Officer begins in the fall with a physical agility test depending on the departments need for more Reserve Officers. Applicants that successfully complete the physical agility then proceed to a general knowledge written test. Applicants successfully passing the written test will be scheduled for an oral interview panel. Applicants successfully completing all phases of testing and then placed on an eligibility list based on their scores.
Prior to academy selection, applicants must complete a thorough background assessment, psychological evaluation and medical evaluation.
Applicants then attend the Reserve Academy through the Clark County Sheriff's Office. The academy is a very large time commitment. It is over three hundred hours of training. It begins in January and runs through the end of June. Typically classes are Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and most Saturdays.