Medina Police Reserve Unit
The Medina Police Reserve Unit is looking for additional reserve
officers. The reserves are non-sworn volunteers who provide
valuable assistance to the police department in a variety of public
safety situations. The reserves can be found at community
events, riding along with a sworn officer, patrolling neighborhoods
and city parks, directing traffic, or making transports. Reserve
officers go through a rigorous training and receive regular
training. Reserves are trained as First Responders and the
proper use of force. The position can be for anyone interested or
studying to go into a law enforcement career or for anyone
interested in helping the community. You must be at least 19
years old, have a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s
license, and pass a criminal background investigation.
Uniforms and equipment are provided by the department.
The Medina Reserve Unit logged 2,022 hours in 2012 which is equal to
the number of hours served in 2011.
Two Reserve Officers left the program this year, one hired as
a police officer in Colorado and one leaving for personal reasons.
At the end of 2012 six officers are active in the Reserve
Several new Reserve candidates were interviewed September and
October. Two candidates
were offered positions, were background checked, and started in Jan
2013. Both new Reserve recruits are in school for Law Enforcement.
Again this year, 38 community and special events dominated the
Reserve calendar from May to September.
Medina’s Bike Rodeo, City Days, Holiday Train, and Loretto
Fun Fest were all supported by Reserves.
The Reserve Unit also helped at events in Corcoran, Maple
Plain, Orono, Maple Grove, Mound, Rogers, and Plymouth.
Reserves also did over 210 house checks in 2012, an increase from
110 in 2011. Other
routine activities included 11 vehicle impounds 27 transports, and 6
medical assists. The
Reserves assisted on 5 vehicle lock-outs and with 6 animal
Training hours increased to over 580 from 475 in 2011.
The training highlight this year was a program the Medina
Reserves sponsored for all local reserves titled “Traffic Safety for
John McClellan from MNDOT gave his presentation to
approximately 75 Reserves gathered at the Hamel Community Center.
Traffic safety remains as the number one concern for Reserves.
Other training included 1st Responder Refresher
and the annual use of force policy review.
Formal activity records for the Medina Reserves have been kept since
2001. Through 2012,
Reserves have donated over 22,000 hours of service.
During this period Reserves have done over 1,500 house
checks, 310 jail transports, 306 vehicle impounds, and over 320
According to an independent organization, the Reserve contribution
to the Department was valued at $ 43,715 for 2012.
Community Events/Special Events
Corcoran Country Daze-Security detail
Corcoran Tractor Pull-Security detail
Gear West Tuesday Time
Hamel Fire Department Open House-Community
Hamel Lions Freeze Ur Buns Run-Traffic detail
Rodeo-Security detail Hamel Parade-Traffic detail
Hamel Rodeo Family
Day ID event-Community Relations
Hennepin County Fair-Security
Hopkins Raspberry Parade-Traffic detail
Loretto Fire Department Open
Loretto Fun Fest-Security detail
Holiday Train-Traffic/Security detail
Mound Our Lady of the Lake Dance-Security detail
Plymouth-Security detail Orono half marathon-Traffic detail
Rockin’ Rogers Days-Security detail
Tots-KARE 11/US Marine Corps YWCA Triathlon-Traffic detail