WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department celebrated the graduation of five reserve officers Thursday — this is their first class in over a decade.
With Thursday’s graduates, the department now has a total of 19 reserve officers.
According to police, all reserve officers go through extensive training, and they are commissioned officers, just like patrol officers. They are paired with patrol officers. Some reserve officers are retired officers.
Reserved officers are all volunteers and do not get paid by the City of Wichita.