City of Red Wing

Police Reserve Officers

Police Reserve Officers are uniformed, non-sworn aides for the Police Department. These officers may or may not have a part-time peace officer license. They assist and augment the personnel of the Police Department by relieving them of functions requiring fewer qualifications and training of a sworn officer. Typical duties include, but are not limited to crowd control at sporting events, parades, dances; enforcement and prevention of vandalism and related conduct; providing prompt assistance by giving directions and answering questions; providing medical assistance in case of injury or illness at special events; assisting at major incidents involving crime scenes, riots, disasters and accidents by directing and controlling pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Police Reserve Officers are considered casual employees and are used on an as-needed basis. Casual employees have no set schedules and are called in to work for short periods of time. Reserves are paid on an hourly basis.

The following minimum qualifications must be met for consideration:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Possess a minimum of six-months public contact/customer service experience.
  • Must be able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Provide documentation of the legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Individuals who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed with an oral interview and a written essay. Once a conditional offer has been made, the finalist will submit to a physical exam with functional capacity assessment, electrocardiogram and chest X-ray, drug and alcohol test, driving and criminal history background check and reference checks.

For more information on Police Reserves, please contact:

Patti Schmidt
Employee Services Technician
Phone: 651.385.3616