New Hope Police Department Seeking Volunteers

New Hope Police Department Seeking Volunteers
Posted on 10/26/2021
The City of New Hope is seeking individuals to serve as police reserve officers. Police reserve officers are non-sworn volunteers who assist the police department in a variety of functions. Unlike sworn peace officers, reserve officers are not licensed by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (MN POST) to enforce the criminal laws of the state of Minnesota and are not compensated for their time. Reserve officers wear uniforms that are slightly different from the licensed police officers and are not allowed to carry firearms. The police reserve unit provides a variety of services such as patrolling the community, assisting at community functions and responding to natural disasters and other emergencies.

Most reserve officers are community-minded adults with careers in fields other than law enforcement. They come from a variety of backgrounds and age groups. They find police reserving a challenging experience that provides an opportunity to be involved in the community as well as develop leadership and skills that carry over to their personal and professional lives.

Joining the reserves is an excellent way to gain knowledge and insight into many aspects of police work. No prior police experience is required – just a desire to help your community. Uniforms and full training are provided to qualified candidates.

Additional details and an application are available at

Questions? Contact Reserve Captain Todd Hesemann at or Sergeant Chris Swaja at or 763.531.5170.