Decatur Police Department is now accepting applications for reserve officers

Staff Writer

    The Decatur Police department will accept applications for Reserve Police Officers from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5-16 at the police department, 112 S. 7th St.
    Applications can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the department or downloaded from the department's new website, Applications must be dropped off at the department; email applications will not be accepted.
    Applicants must be U.S. citizens, possess a high school diploma or GED, be at least 21 years old but no greater than 36 and have no criminal convictions or domestic violence offenses. Applicants must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record, a copy of their birth certificate and must possess and honorable discharge if there is prior military experience. Applicants must pass a physical agility and written test. Qualifying applicants will be given an oral interview before the Reserve Board and must pass a drug screen and background check.
    Questions may be directed at reserve board members Chief Corral, Deputy Chief Mike Mahan, Det. Chris Brite, Sgt. Kevin Gerber or Officer Austin Gross at the police department 724-8646.