Reserve Officer Program

The Westport Police Department’s Office Reserve Division proudly serves the Westport Community.
It is comprised of volunteers who are sworn officers empowered by the Town Council to help preserve law and order in the town.

All Qualified Reserves must complete a 40–hour pre-basic. Each Reserve Officer is expected to work a minimum of 16 hours each month.

A Qualified Reserve Officer performs patrol duties, having full law enforcement authority after completing all required training. 


  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. citizenship by time of appointment
  • Valid Driver’s License with not more than 6 active points
  • No felony convictions or domestic violence convictions
  • Legal ability to possess firearm
  • High School or equivalency diploma 
  • Ability to read and write English
  • No Operating While Intoxicated convictions
  • No dishonorable or undesirable discharge from military
  • No illegal drug use
  • Pass all portions of the selection process, including an extensive background check and possible physical fitness assessment.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (no upper age limit)


Interested in applying? Click below to download the Westport Police Department Employment Application.

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