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Reserve Agent

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The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics has begun a program for Reserve Agents that starts November 1, 2011. It offers a unique opportunity to work in an environment that is unavailable anywhere else. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics offers qualified individuals a chance to experience working with drug enforcement programs throughout the state.

The Agent Reserve Officer Program is comprised of community members, such as yourself, who wish to volunteer as an OBN Reserve Agent. These OBN Reserve Agents supplement the full-time OBN Agents in a variety of duties throughout the Bureau. You will be able to assist with annual marihuana missions throughout the state and other drug investigations.

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There are currently no openings for the position of Reserve Special Agent and we are not accepting applications at this time. We appreciate your interest in the program.Please continue to check this page for updates. We will announce when openings become available.


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The minimum qualification for Reserve Police OBN Agent is as follows:

  • Associate degree or 60 hours of college credit (the agency director reserves the right to waive this qualification.)
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment;
  • Must not have been convicted or plead guilty or no contest in a state, federal or tribal court for felony, crime of moral turpitude, or a crime of domestic violence.
  • Be a United States citizen or in resident alien status, as defined by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
  • Possess a High School diploma or GED equivalency;
  • Possess a Oklahoma driver's license;
  • Successfully pass a complete OBN Agent Background Investigation;
  • Successfully pass a polygraph exam, psychological screening, & medical examination and drug test;
  • Be willing to attend a Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) reserve certification academy;
  • Successfully pass an Oral Interview with the Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
  • Cannot be a full time or reserve officer for any other law enforcement agency.

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A Reserve OBN Agent performs investigative duties under the direction of one of the District Agents In Charge.  The Reserve OBN Agent will be assisting a Bureau agent with one of their investigations.  

Reserve OBN Agents are also utilized during marihuana missions during the summer months and any other special event that suits the expertise of the Reserve Agent. Reserve OBN Agents perform most of the same duties as a full-time OBN Agent.

A  Reserve OBN Agent may work up to 140 hours per month. Reserve OBN agents must qualify annually with their firearm and will have the opportunity to attend CLEET certified training with the Bureau. Reserve OBN Agents can request to be assigned to any of the six district offices of the Bureau.

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The OBN does not offer financial compensation for its Reserve Agents.  Reserve OBN Agent’s must purchase the standard uniform and firearms stipulated by OBN. The uniform can be purchased from a vendor that provides special rates for OBN Reserve Agents. OBN Reserve Agents are issued protective vests and required agency identification such as a badge.

Reserve OBN Agents are eligible for continued professional training and any course taught by OBN  or CLEET at no-cost to that Reserve OBN Agent.

If a Reserve OBN Agent is injured in the line-of-duty, he or she will receive Worker's Compensation benefits.

Reserve OBN Agent is strictly a non-civil service volunteer position and does not receive any payment.

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You cannot request training from one of the CLEET authorized reserve academies until you have been commissioned by OBN and are given the authority to contact a CLEET Reserve Academy host agency.  Once you have been authorized to contact a host agency go to the CLEET web site  it has a section especially for Reserve Officers information.   On the left side of the CLEET home page is a Peace Officer navigation button, click on it and select Reserve Peace Officers and you will see all of the academy information. Within that site is a list of reserve training academies across the state.  You may receive your certification from any of the approved CLEET reserve academies at your expense.

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Determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for Reserve OBN Agent. If you meet each of the requirements, go to the bottom of this section and click on the link Reserve OBN Agent Application and Background Questionnaire.

You can get the application online, print the document complete the information and send it to the address listed below. Once your application is received it will be reviewed and if fully qualified you may be offered a Reserve OBN Agent position.

If you wish, you can request an application via U.S. Mail by calling 800-522-8031 or 405-521-2885 and ask for Human Resources.

Reserve OBN Agent Application (PDF)  Background Questionnaire (PDF)


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If you needed additional information or wish to submit your application, you can do so at:

Mail: Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics

AIC Craig Williams

419 NE 38th Terrace

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

800-522-8031 extension 185



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