Pine District Update for September 11, 2013
***New Peoria Police Reserve Unit Commander Appointed Recruitment Planned***
The Peoria Police Department is looking to expand its reserve unit. Reserve Officers assist full time sworn employees in maintaining peace and order within the community as volunteers. Reserve officers must commit to serving at least 20-hours a month and are required to hold a certification by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.
The department’s reserve unit offers a chance for those new to law enforcement to gain access to the profession. It’s also a great opportunity for professionals who are looking to try something different on a part time basis. In addition, there is no better way for a retired law enforcement officer to continue to serve the community.
Such was the case with the units newly appointed Commander. Earlier this year Lieutenant Michael Ashley retired from the Peoria Police Department after serving the community he grew up in. Given his leadership experience, knowledge of the community, and desire to grow the reserve unit, Lieutenant Ashley was promoted to Commander upon his retirement. Commander Ashley now monitors all activities related to the reserve unit.
Those interested in joining the reserve unit will need to meet the high ethical, moral, and professional standards of the Peoria Police Department. All applicants shall be required to meet and pass the same pre-employment procedures as regular full-time sworn police officers. An applicant must also have completed or be in the process of completing, a state-approved basic police academy.
To learn more about the reserve unit or to start the application process email Commander Ashley at Michael.Ashley@peoriaaz.gov or call 623-773-7010.