Reserve Officer Program
White Settlement Reserve Police Officers
The department has an active reserve officer program. All reserve police officers appointed in the City of White Settlement have the same authority as a regular full-time police officer.
Local Government Code Section 341.012
The governing body of a municipality may provide for the establishment of a police reserve force. The governing body shall establish qualifications and standards of training for members of the reserve force. The governing body may limit the size of the reserve force. The Chief of Police shall appoint the members of the reserve force. Members serve at the chief's discretion. The Chief of Police may call the reserve force into service at any time the Chief considers it necessary to have additional officers to preserve the peace and enforce the law.
An appointment to the reserve force must be approved by the governing body before the person appointed may carry a weapon or otherwise act as a peace officer. On approval of the appointment of a member who is a peace officer as described by Code of Criminal Procedure 2.12, the Chief of Police may authorize the person appointed to carry a weapon or act as a peace officer at all times, regardless of whether the person is engaged in the actual discharge of official duties, or may limit the authority of the person to carry a weapon or act as a peace officer to only hose times during which the person is engaged in the actual discharge of official duties.
A reserve police officer, regardless of whether the reserve police officer is a peace officer as described by CCP Article 2.12, is not eligible for participation in any program provided by the governing body that is normally considered a financial benefit of full-time employment or for any pension fund created by statute for the benefit of full-time paid peace officers; or exempt from chapter 1702, Occupations Code.
Interested in Reserve Officer Program?
Please reach out to the department and request additional information. Reserve officers who meet the department's hiring eligibility requirements and state standards for licensure as a peace officer may be selected and sent to a regional police academy paid for by the agency. All uniforms and equipment are provided to reserve officers.