Reserve Officers

The Lino Lakes Public Safety Department Reserve Officer Unit provides thousands of volunteer hours annually of assistance to the public safety department. They provide neighborhood and business checks, assistance at community events, transporting of prisoners, traffic direction, and bike/4-wheel patrol. Additionally, they assist with the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association on National Law Enforcement Day, including standing guard in memory of all peace officers who have died in the line of duty.

Required Training:

Reserve officers are trained in first aid, officer safety, defensive tactics, use of force, weapons training, vehicle lockouts, report writing, scenario-based training, and use of police radios and other equipment. New Reserve Officers are required to attend a 7-week training academy (1 night a week) and complete 20 hours of field training. After formal training, Reserve Officers are required to volunteer 10 hours a month.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Must be in general good health
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a good driving record

Application Process:

If you are interested in joining the Police Reserve Unit, please contact us. Applications may be picked up at the Lino Lakes Public Safety Department (640 Town Center Parkway), Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Completed applications should be submitted to the same address. Interviews will be conducted with qualified candidates.