The Coon Rapids Police Reserve Unit consists of well-trained and dedicated volunteers who are focused on serving the needs of the community. Coon Rapids Police Reserve officers assist the Coon Rapids Police Department throughout the city in staffing and performing many non-enforcement functions.
Non-enforcement duties include working the following types of events and activities (examples but not limited to):
4th of July events
Sporting events, carnivals, fairs, etc.
Assistance with emergency situations and natural disasters in the community and around Minnesota
The requirements to join the reserve unit are:
You must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen
Possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license with a good driving record
Possess a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
Be in good physical condition; no disabilities restricting body functions
Submit to complete criminal history and background check
Pass an oral examination by a review board
Complete a probationary period
Attend a minimum of 7 out of 10 monthly meetings on the second Sunday evening of each month. (No meetings July and December)
Work one shift per month, not including monthly meetings (shift may be a volunteer event or compensated function)