Training

The WCPD Reserve Division prides itself on the high degree of continuous training given to its officers. All reserve officers must maintain a minimum of 24 hours of Continuous Professional Training (CPT) over a two-year period to satisfy POST Requirements. In addition, the department mandates that all active reserve officers must attend and demonstrate proficiency in monthly training exercises. Many of the topics covered in department training exceed the requirements dictated by POST. Some of the topics covered in monthly training sessions include:

  • Firearms/Firearms Training Simulator
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Baton/Impact Weapons
  • Chemical Agents/TASER
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Pursuit Driving
  • Driver Awareness  
  • Tactical Building Entry/Search
  • Active Shooter
  • Low-Risk/High-Risk Traffic Stops
  • Scenarios
  • Crowd Control
  • Domestic Violence
  • Hazardous Materials

All of the training curriculum mirrors that given to the regular officers.   It is taught by POST certified instructors from the various training teams within the department.  In addition to all required training blocks, reserve officers are welcome to attend any elective training offered to regular officers.