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Reserve Officer Program

You may see them driving police vehicles, walking a beat, or even riding a bicycle. They are dressed in full police uniform and equipped with all the usual safety equipment. At first glance you may think it’s just a regular police officer working a regular shift. But looks can be deceiving. It may actually be a Soledad Police Department Reserve Police Officer, and there is nothing regular about that.

Reserve Police Officers are a unique type of individual. They are generally not content to play a passive role in life. They are civic-minded and service oriented volunteers who “get involved” for the betterment of their community. They are dedicated and motivated individuals who give of their own time and energy to help make Soledad a better place to live.

A successful Reserve program, made up of citizen volunteers from within the community, stands as a symbol of the Soledad Police Department’s commitment to community partnerships and teamwork to improve the quality of life within our city. Reserve Police Officers are effective spokespersons in their neighborhoods, resulting in a better understanding and support of law enforcement. Conversely, their presence in the Department provides full-time officers with a deeper insight into all segments of the City’s population.

In many ways, Reserve Police Officers bridge the gap between the Department and the community and in doing so; live up to the creed that to be a Reserve Police Officer is “Twice the Citizen.”


Continuous applications are being accepted until all positions are filled.  Applications can be dropped off or mailed to:

Soledad Police Department
Attn: Reserve Officer Program
236 Main Street
Soledad, CA 93960

To request an application or further information you may call or send an e-mail to Eric Gruss at (831) 223-5168.


Contact the City of Soledad
248 Main St.
P.O. Box 156
Soledad, CA 93960
Ph: (831) 223-5000
Fx: (831) 678-3965
Email: info@cityofsoledad.com
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