The reserve unit is comprised of local citizens who are dedicated to their community and its safety. They assist the community by providing reliable personnel to the police department.
The reserves are a large part of the “community policing” concept. They often assist with local events, emergencies, natural disasters and special assignments.
Reserves are individuals who have an interest in law enforcement or are pursuing a law enforcement career. They want to give back, and be a part of, the community through active service. They help to contribute to the safety and security of our community.
We have 9 simple requirements to be eligible to be an Inver Grove Heights Police Reserve Officer.
Resident of Dakota County or work/attend school in Inver Grove Heights
18+ years of age
High school or GED graduate
No felony convictions
Good driving record
No drug or domestic violence convictions
Able to pass a background investigation
Have good personal conduct
Just like our sworn officers, the reserves train to the highest level possible. Training is required before a reserve officer can participate in assignments or activities. They must complete training in the following areas:
arrest and transport tactics
Ride along with on duty officers
Event traffic and crowd control
Some of the scheduled events the reserves actively participate in include:
Inver Grove Heights Days
Night to Unite
Simley High School Sports Events
Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Safety Fairs and Carnivals
Charity runs, walks and rides
Nearby town festivals and events
Assisting with traffic and crowd control for crime scenes and natural disasters.
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