The LAPD Reserve Corps: A Vital 
Department Asset

The value and effectiveness of the Reserve Corps have usually been defined in terms of hours worked. It has often been reported, for example, that the 700 reserve officers, including specialists, are equivalent to 100 full-time peace officers. This has certainly been given increased focus lately, with the city’s continuing budget concerns and the need […]

Read More

“To Protect And To Serve” – For Over 60 Years The History Of The LAPD Reserve Corps

LAPD Reserve Officers have been in the news a lot lately. Last year, the press profiled the Corps as Reserve Crime Suppression task forces were launched in Hollywood and Pacific, during deployment on Halloween, and KNBC-TV recently ran a feature on Reserve Motors. Each story “discovers” that the City of Los Angeles has reserve police […]

Read More