Reserve Officer Program
The Morgan’s Point Resort Police Department has a reserve officer program. Reserve officers are licensed Texas Peace Officers but do not receive any compensation from the City. Reserve officers commit to working at least 16 hours per month. They also work special assignments throughout the year. These include National Night Out, the Halloween festival, the annual Christmas gathering.
Historically, the department has hired officers to fill full-time positions from those who are currently employed as reserve officers.
Those who already hold an active Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement do not need to attend an Academy and should apply if interested.
For those who are not licensed, you will spend approximately 780 hours in training over the period of six months or more to become a Texas Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Currently, classes are taught through a nearby certified Academy in Killeen, Texas. Unfortunately, the cost incurred to attend the Academy is the responsibility of the applicant. However, the department will provide specialized equipment needed in certain portions of the academy and will also provide mentoring.
Reserve applicants must proceed through the entire hiring process, as would a paid officer. The application processing steps are as follows:
- Preliminary Interview---You will be asked about your driving history and any criminal record or illegal drug use. We will discuss with you any questions you may have regarding the application process, time required for training, etc.
- Background Investigation---Checks your work record, your background and the opinions and statements of people you list as references. You must also complete a personal history statement provided by the department.
- Applicant Interview Board---You will be given an oral interview before a board of both full-time and reserve police officers, during which you will be interviewed on a variety of police and non-police topics.
- Psychological Examination---Includes a three-hour written exam and an interview with a psychologist.
- Medical Examination---Includes a physical exam and urinalysis.