Turner, Oregon - the good neighbor town

The City of Turner uses volunteers within the Police Department for two purposes. One is to assist with our records section and comprises the Volunteer Police Evidence Clerk. The other is to assist with criminal patrols and investigations and is made up of five sworn volunteer Reserve Police Officers. 



The City of Turner has one full-time sworn Officer. Because of this, there is a need for volunteers to assist the full-time staff in basic patrol, conduct of investigations and other basic law enforcement duties. The City is very fortunate in have five very well trained and qualified Reserve Officers who donate the equivalent of a full-time officers position every year in time.   

Reserves work shifts with regular officers, to replace an officer who is away on vacation, training, or for other reasons that takes the full-time officer away from patrol and during special events. 

In order to be a Reserve Officer, a person must meet the same minimum qualifications of being a full-tine Officer including; being 21 years of age or older; have a high school diploma or GED, no felony convictions or any convictions for crimes that would disqualify a person from being a Police Officer in Oregon and pass the hiring process. 

Reserve Officers attend an academy equivalent to what the full-time Officers attend plus they attend all of the same training that full-time Officers do including firearms, Taser, use of force, advanced criminal investigations and many other training courses.

The City accepts applications at all times to maintain a pool of applicants. An application can be downloaded from this site, or you can contact the Turner Police Department to obtain one.


Clerical Support


The City of Turner has no paid clerical support staff. Because of this, a volunteer is used to assist the department with those clerical duties that would otherwise not be done without the volunteer support. This includes such things as back ground check requests, filing, data entry and related duties.