Can Reserves be compensated?

Some agencies do compensate reserve officers for the time they serve. Reserves are considered at will employees or paid volunteers and as such they are not entitled to certain benefits or retirement systems such as LEOFF II. Agencies have employed persons with reserve commissions, but compensated then as city or county employees in another capacity.

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1. Can Reserves serve as full-time officers?
2. Can Reserves be compensated?
3. If I was a reserve officer or a fully commissioned officer in another state can my training and certificate be transferred?
4. How long does my Reserve certificate stay current?
5. Is there an Equivalency process to become a Reserve Officer?