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Mountain View Police Department
1000 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

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General Business:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)

Walk-in Crime Reports:
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (7 days)

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Reserve Officers

Reserve police officers are employed part-time by the Mountain View Police Department. Reserve Officers must comply with the same requirements established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as regular Police Officers.  MVPD uses reserve officers to staff events where police service is paid for by a private entity. Examples include events at Shoreline Amphitheatre and community events, such as the Art & Wine Festival. Reserve officers also assist with some routine patrol and other officer responsibilities. Reserve Officer Training

South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium

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How do I get started as a reserve officer?
Attending the POST Modular Academy is a good beginning. Classes are held at Evergreen Community College and College of San Mateo. You don't need to have an agency affiliation to attend. You will need to attend all three POST Modular Academy courses before applying for MVPD.

What sort of duties can I work as a reserve officer?
Level III (trainee) Reserve Officers generally work patrol duties while in training. Level II Reserve Officers can make arrests and perform other officer duties with supervision. Level I Reserve Officers can do anything regular police officers do, including solo patrol work. Level II and Level I Reserves also work a variety of paid special event and private hire details.