MONTHS LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN WORK BEFORE ATTENDING BASIC TRAINING
RESERVES AND SPECIAL POLICE
Built into most state systems are special categories of law enforcement officers who often receive considerably less mandated training than their “sworn” counterparts but still exercise full police powers. This occurs within jurisdictions that include state and local parks, schools and colleges, hospitals, housing authorities, government buildings, and transportation venues such as airports and subways.
It is a rarely publicized fact that police and governmental agencies rely regularly on Special Jurisdiction Police, many of whom are volunteers for law enforcement. While some states require all law enforcement officers, regardless of their classification, to meet the minimum qualifications and training of their fellow, more-traditionally-trained counterpart’s, this is the overwhelming exception.