PASCO, Wash. - You've probably heard about reserves for the armed forces, but you may not know local police departments use reserves too.
In Pasco, police are looking for new reserves and they're hoping you apply.
When you see police at big events like boat races or the Fourth of July Parade, nine times out of ten, those officers are Pasco's reserves.
Although each officer is a volunteer, reserve police are commissioned by the state. And have the same authority as real police officers.
Pasco Police said reserves are a great help for the city's big events, and said they need about 15 to 20 people who are willing to put on a badge for 16 hours a month.
"Not only is it a valuable training for people interested in law enforcement, but it also gives them a chance to volunteer back into the public," said Sgt. Brent Cook, Pasco Police Department.
People interested in volunteering must be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years old, and pass a physical agility, polygraph and background test. Applications are available at Pasco City Hall.