The Grand Rapids Police Reserve Unit was started in the early 1980’s. The reserves are comprised of fifteen civilian volunteers that are unlicensed officers.
The Reserves volunteer several hundred hours per year providing security at the yearly Tall Timber Days, Car show and Swap, Itasca County Fair, National Night Out, High School Football and Hockey games , 4th July fireworks and Polar Plunge. Reserve officers also provide traffic control for the Timber Man Triathlon and several 5K and 10K runs a year. They also volunteer several hours a year doing ride a longs with licensed officers and have assisted in searches for missing or lost persons.
The Reserves have monthly meetings for training and to go over upcoming events. Training consists of general law enforcement policies and procedures.
Reserve officers join to give back to their community and be a part of an organization that is there for the safety and betterment of the Grand Rapids area.
To apply for the Police Reserves program, click here