Police Reserves

Since 1968 the Hopkins Police Reserves have assisted the Police Department in a variety of functions. This diverse group of individuals is dedicated to the community, collectively donating over 3,000 hours of volunteer service to the city each year.

Reserves Assignments & Application

Reserve officer assignments include assisting:

  • Animal control 
  • Community events 
  • Crime prevention 
  • Parking enforcement 
  • Police officers on patrol

Training & Time Commitment

Reserves officers will receiving in-depth and ongoing training with respective time commitment.

In-Depth Training & Time Commitment

New reserve officers will receiving in-depth training, both in the classroom and hands-on to prepare them for the requirements of the job. New reserve officers will be required to donate a minimum of 15 hours per month, and all members are required to donate 10 hours after completion of their first year.

Ongoing Training & Time Commitment

Reserve officers will receiving ongoing training in various aspects of their job, such as use of force, medical and fire response, and scenario-based training. These meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month and last approximately three hours. All training required for this position will be provided by the Hopkins Police Department.


Minimum qualifications include but are not limited to individuals who:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are in good physical health with weight proportional to height
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid Minnesota driver’s license
  • Pass a complete background check
  • Pass an oral interview

Any current opportunities will be listed under the Job Opportunities page.

Volunteers Attending the Raspberry Parade Briefing

Volunteers Briefing for the Raspberry Parade