Reserves & Cadets

The El Cajon Police Department runs an active Reserve Officer Program. Depending on the level of training and certification, an El Cajon Reserve Officer may work as an additional officer in a patrol car or provide support as a single person car.

Duties include:
- Providing patrol of the streets and highways by car, bicycle and on foot
- Maintaining order and preventing crimes or juvenile delinquency
- Directing traffic
- Investigating complaints
- Guarding and transporting prisoners
- Writing reports
- Issuing traffic and parking tickets

While a full list of qualifications will be provided upon request, the applicant must be 21 years of age, reside in San Diego County, possess a high school diploma or GED, pass a physical agility test, be in good health, and possess a California Driver’s License. The applicant must take and pass a psychological exam, a polygraph test, a medical exam and a background investigation.

The City of El Cajon is always seeking qualified volunteers for Reserve Officers.

For more information please call:
Reserve Lieutenant Anthony Real – (619) 441-1521