Reserve Officers

Fort Worth Police Reserve Officers are sworn law enforcement officers and must become certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Reserve Officers, while on duty, possess the same authority as a peace officer with the City of Fort Worth. Although Police Reserves may work in different divisions of the Police Department, they are generally assigned to the Patrol Division, and assist regular patrol officers in the performance of their duties. Reserve officers are required to work a minimum of 15 hours a month, not to exceed 20 hours in a week.

Applicants for the Police Reserve Officer Position must pass a physical fitness test, a medical exam, an extensive background check, polygraph examination and a psychological examination. Before acceptance, all applicant credentials are reviewed by the Police Personnel Review Board.

Selected applicants will undergo training on Tuesday, and Thursday from 6 – 10PM and every Saturday from 9AM – 5PM. Academy schedule will be about 45 weeks long.

Uniforms and all equipment are furnished by the police department. The next anticipated Reserve Training Academy is Fall/Winter of 2019.

While this position does not provide any monetary compensation, it does give the satisfaction of public service in protecting the life, liberty and property of Fort Worth citizens.


  • EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED Certificate and 12 semester hours of college
  • AGE: Must be between 21 years-55 years old at time of application
  • EYESIGHT: Vision correctable to 20/20. No color vision deficiency
  • LICENSE: Valid Texas Driver’s License

Fort Worth Police Department Honor Code

I will respectfully serve the citizens of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Police Department. I will dedicate myself to the protection of life, property, and our public trust. My integrity, character, and courage will be above reproach, and I will accept no less from other members of our department.