Police Department 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 donatingover 3,000 hours of volunteer service to the city each year.

Reserve officer assignments include assisting police officers on patrol, crime prevention, community events, animal control and parking enforcement.

Training and time commitment

New reserve officers will receiving in depth training, both 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.

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 3 hours. All training that you are required to have 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 a U.S. citizen
  • Have a valid Minnesota driver's license
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a complete background check
  • Pass an oral interview
  • Are in good physical health with weight proportional to height

Download the Police Reserves Application


  • Police Reserves Coordinators
    Kevin Frederick and
    Greg Pilon
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Police Reserves helping in the community

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