Reserve Officer Program

Winston Police Officers

The reserve program at the Winston Police Department is operated by a full time police officer who has been designated Reserve Coordinator by the Chief of Police. Reserve Officers at Winston Police Department operate at three different levels; Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Basic level reserve officers are allowed to take minor police reports and issue citations under the direct supervision of a full time officer. At the basic level, reserves are not permitted to drive patrol vehicles.

Intermediate level reserve officers will have completed a minimum of 100 hours of documented ride-along time. In addition to taking reports and issuing citations, Intermediate level reserves may work certain types of assignments alone. They will also begin driving patrol vehicles with the completion of proper training.

After completing the requirements of Intermediate Status, Reserve Officers may move up to advanced status. Advanced Reserve Officers will be able to work alone, in addition to working some paid assignments.

Defensive Tactics

Advanced level reserve officers will also receive five points towards any hiring process for full time positions.

All reserve officers are required to work a minimum of 24 hours each month, or they may be dismissed from the program.

Reserves are required to furnish their own duty gear and uniforms. The department may provide reserves with uniforms if the department has additional uniforms available.


  • Age - Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.

  • Education - Graduated from an accredited High School or have G.E.D. Equivalent.

  • Hearing and Vision - Color Vision must be within DPSST parameters, vision corrected/uncorrected to 20/20, Hearing requirements as set by DPSST.

  • Health - In good physical health, and have a passing score on ORPAT within the last year.

  • Drivers License - Must possess and hold a current, valid, Oregon Drivers License.

  • Reserve Academy - - Must have completed a Regional Police Reserve Academy. Other Police Academy Training may be substituted at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

  • Character - Must be of good, ethical, and moral character, with the ability of passing an extensive background investigation.

  • Convictions - - No Felony arrests or convictions. Misdemeanor arrests and/or convictions may or may not lead to the disqualification of a candidate.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments please contact us:

Sergeant Ralph Stiffler -
Reserve Coordinator Officer Patrick Wright -
Winston Police Department Phone - (541) 679-8706