The Florence Police Department has an active reserve program, with a long history of service to the community. The Florence Police Department has reserve police officers comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn police officers. Reserve Officers receive the same training as full-time officers and work alongside them in every aspect of department operations. Chief Prickett is in charge of the reserve program and oversees the administrative functions.
The Florence Police Department continuously seeks qualified community members who meet the standards to become a Florence Police Reserve Officer. Currently, there are 5 active reserve officers. A reserve officer may or may not be interested in becoming a full-time officer. It is suggested that candidates interested in full-time employment first apply and participate in the reserve program.
The minimum qualifications to be a reserve police officer are:
- 21 years of age or older
- United States Citizen
- High school diploma or GED
- Valid Colorado driver’s license
- POST certified
Reserve Officers are generally not content to play a passive role in life. Instead, they continue to devote more and more of their time and talents to the City of Florence. They “get involved” for the betterment of the community. Because reserve officers are effective representatives for their neighborhoods, they support law enforcement and their presence in the department provides full-time officers with more insight into all segments of the city’s population.