Police Reserves

Role


Blaine's Police Reserves work alongside the professional peace officers as uniformed volunteers, providing essential support to the Police Department.

Many reserve units across the country originated in the days of Civil Defense following World War II, when local law enforcement agencies recruited and trained volunteers to serve as auxiliary police forces in the event of mass evacuations or other disasters.

In Blaine, the Police Reserves perform integral functions like augmenting patrol, performing special operations and enhancing the emergency preparedness capabilities of the city. Reserves wear uniforms similar to full-time officers and drive marked reserve vehicles.

Duties


Common duties include:
  • Answering low-priority calls for service, such as animal control, nuisance complaints and vehicle lockouts, keeping licensed officers free for high-priority calls
  • Assisting crime prevention and other public safety programs
  • Assisting stalled/stranded motorists
  • Directing traffic
  • Handling found/seized property and impounded vehicles
  • Patrolling highways, roads, parks and schools
  • Providing security and police presence at school and community events

Contact


For more information email Matt Carlson or email Joe Matzke.