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Tiffin Police Department just got three new reserve officers.
officers have all the same powers of full-time officers. They ride with
full-time officers, and are peace officer certified. But they work for free and
are an extra set of trained eyes to keep people safe.
Tiffin Police Department has 26 officers in uniform – five short of their
allowed number. They now have five reserve officers – two in the detectives
division and three sworn in Wednesday – and they'll be ready to hit the streets
in a couple months.
this case, they will always be with a full-time officer that can guide them and
give them instructions on how to write a ticket, here's how we do a criminal
charge, here's the procedures when we arrest somebody," explained Police Chief
Stevens started the reserve officer program in January. The department's empty
positions can't be filled due to budget cuts, so to help ease the burden,
reserve officers will work for free for a minimum of 16 hours a month.
like the regular police officers, they would be covered by our city law
director and stuff like that, so it comes down to training. You have to make
sure that the full-time officers who are under all of that liability…are also
watching out that they're not doing something illegal," Stevens said. "It's
going to take a long time before we would even agree to allow one of the
reserves be off on their own, if at all."
fulfilling a year of service, reserve officers will have the opportunity to be
hired as a full-time paid officer in the department, should funding be made