Police Reserve Unit

The St. Cloud Police Reserve Unit is a volunteer organization dedicated to the goal of assisting the St. Cloud Police Department with trained and uniformed volunteer officers.  The Reserve Unit is comprised of 25 members, male and female including a captain, training sergeant, secretary/treasurer sergeant and up to 22 reserve patrol officers.  The Reserve Unit works directly through and with the Police Department and has an appointed liaison officer and assistant liaison officer that are full-time police officers.  The liaisons report to the Assistant Chief of Police and ultimately to the Chief of Police.

Reserve Officers come from all walks of life and wanting to become a regular full-time police officer is not required.  Reserve Officers must be a United States citizen or have a work visa, be at least 18 years old and have a valid drivers license. All selected applicants will be required to submit to a physical exam by their personal physician stating that they are in good physical condition to perform duties associated with police work prior to being allowed to ride with a regular officer.  Each prospective applicant is carefully screened and background investigations are completed before appointment and swear-in as a Reserve Officer.

Expectations & Training

Each member is expected to attend the monthly meeting and ride with a regular police officer a minimum of 8 hours a month.  Meetings are conducted every 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No new Reserve is allowed in a squad car until they have fulfilled the basic requirements and have an understanding of what is expected of them.

Topics of training include: firearms, TASER, self-defense, pressure points, handcuffing, crowd control, traffic direction and many other areas as needed.  St. Cloud Police Reserves do not carry a weapon, however, each member is trained in the use of the Police M-4 rifle and the Glock 40 caliber handgun.  A St. Cloud Police Reserve works with a regular police officer who is in charge at all times.  Reserves are expected to assist the officer they are working with in a variety of situations including physically restraining combative persons, crowd control and traffic direction.  These are just a few of the tasks and they are intended as a brief explanation of the duties of a St. Cloud Police Reserve.

Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent, and be willing to commit to a minimum of two years volunteer service.

Reserve Officer Position Availability

The St. Cloud Police Reserve is currently at full strength. Applications will be accepted and will be maintained on file until vacancies exist in the future. Applicants will be contacted when the interview process begins to fill vacant positions.


Interested In Applying?

For more information, please refer to the contact information listed to the right. To apply for a St. Cloud Police Reserve position, please complete an application and place the completed application in a large sealed manila envelope. The envelope should be marked "Attention: Sergeant Sayre"  and should be delivered to our Police Department Information Desk during our normal business hours.

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