Reserve Law Enforcement Officers
 
 A reserve law enforcement officer is a person appointed by the appointing authority of a law enforcement agency to supplement and support, without supplanting, law enforcement officers of that agency as a member of a reserve law enforcement officer unit, and who acts in that capacity without compensation except in an emergency, or as permitted by 2:01:07:03 and 2:01:07:03.01.
 
Reserve officers must meet the same minimum standards as a certified law enforcement officers, as set forth in chapter 2:01:02.   
 
A reserve officer appointed by an appointing authority has one year from the date of appointment to obtain certification from the commission as a reserve law enforcement official. 
 
Newly appointed reserve officer must submit the LES Application along with two fingerprint cards to Law Enforcement Training.
 
Questions concerning the Reserve Officer Certification program should be directed to Taunya O'Conner at (605) 773-3584.