Volunteer Opportunities

Reserve Officer Program

The Orono Police Department Reserve Officer Program is a volunteer opportunity for community members interested in assisting the Police Department. 

Program Facts

  • Orono currently has 10 active reserve members that volunteered approximately 653 hours in 2021.
  • Orono Reserve Officers have donated over 46,000 hours since the 1980's.
  •  Since 2006, 15 of Orono's Reserves have become Peace Officers serving communities all over the US.
  • Orono Police Reserves provide many functions such as: 
    • Community relations
    • Patrol
    • Security at football games
    • Traffic control for city events or accidents
    • Transport criminals

Training

New Reserve Officers attend 10 evening training sessions sponsored by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office that provides a very good foundation of skills needed for reserve officers. Once reserves are done with their training, they are integrated into the Orono Police Department and continue to build on those skills.

Commitments & Qualifications

The Orono Police Department looks for individuals who are able to volunteer 100 hours a year.. This time is flexible as we know most of our reserves have other responsibilities as well. We look for people who are willing to learn, handle conflict appropriately, are honest and able to pass a thorough background examination. Applicants must have a valid driver's license, are 18 years of age or older and have graduated from high school.  We welcome any citizens or future law enforcement officers who are looking for a great opportunity to obtain knowledge in this exciting field.

Application

We are now looking for qualified candidates for the Orono Reserve Program and will be accepting applications. To obtain an application, please stop in at the police department or download the program application (PDF)

Please return the completed application to the Orono Police Department by mail or in person.