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Reserve Program

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How to become a National City Police Reserve Officer

The completion of a California POST approved Basic Academy is required. The Academy may take up to one year to complete. Interested applicants may submit an application with the National City Police Department once they have completed at least half of their Academy training. Applicants are then invited to participate in an interview. The police department will complete a thorough background investigation on the applicants who successfully complete the interview. The background investigation includes (but is not limited to) a check of financial records, criminal records, driving records, reference check and employment history. In addition, applicants will be required to pass a medical and psychiatric examination and truth verification test.

Where to apply

For more information about our reserve program or how to apply, please contact the NCDP Recruiting Team at (619) 336-4357 or