Reserve Officers

THE RESERVE UNIT
Crystal Police Reserve Unit members volunteer to help make the City of Crystal a safer and more enjoyable community. The reserve officers assist the Crystal Police Department with civic and police-related duties. Programs and committees in the unit include:
• Bike Patrol
Squad Patrol
Bike Rodeo Committee
New Reserve Hiring Committee

RESERVE OFFICER DUTIES
Crystal Police Reserves assist police officers with vehicle tows, house checks, transports, medicals, vehicle lockouts, animal complaints and traffic control. They also assist with civic events such as:
City Festivals
School Events
Community Center Events
Athletic Events
Airport Open House
National Night Out
The duties that Reserve Officers perform are suited for adults of all ages who are community minded and want to improve the quality of life in Crystal.

TRAINING
Reserves enter a field training period with the Crystal Police Department. Reserve Officers must also attend the Hennepin County Reserve School. This is a 30-hour course that runs from January to mid-March. The courses help prepare reserve officers with their community work. Additional training is provided that includes:
First Responder, basic and refresher courses
Use of handcuffs, pepper spray and baton
Traffic control
Water and ice rescue
Medical and field training scenarios
Reserve Officers are required to attend one monthly meeting, generally held on Tuesdays at the Crystal Police Department.

REQUIREMENTS
The commitment involves a minimum of 15 hours per month. The uniform and equipment is furnished. Each applicant will undergo a thorough background check and interview process. All applicants must also meet these minimum requirements:
U.S. Citizen
Valid Minnesota Driver's License
At Least 18 Years of Age
Good Driving Record
Clean Criminal History

For more information, contact Crystal Police Department Officer T. Tourville at 763-531-1014.

Police Reserve Brochure