Reserve Officers

Chaffee Isais Gassman Prigge Music in the ParkThe City of Big Lake is currently recruiting Police Reserves! The Police Reserves are an extension of the Police Department. A Police Reserve is a non-sworn volunteer who assists the Police with certain emergencies or critical events, Spud Fest, Night to Unite and other community engagement activities. Click here for the Reserve Officer Application. Completed applications can be turned into Sergeant Guy Chaffee.

Police Reserves Duties:

  • Patrol city in marked squad
  • Respond to major traffic incidents
  • Traffic control/accident scene protection
  • Community event security
  • Vehicle lockouts
  • Motorist assists
  • Subject searches
  • Animal impoundments
  • Business patrols
  • Vacation house watches
  • Search and rescue

Who Can Apply?

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Degree or GED
  • Possess a Valid MN Driver's License
  • Pass Criminal Background Check 
  • Professional person looking to give back to their community
  • Must Live within 30 minutes of city
  • Requirement to volunteer minimum of 8 hours per month
  • Attend monthly training meeting

Police Reserves Receive Training In:

  • Use of force
  • Taser, mace, baton
  • Record management
  • Radio operation
  • Subject searches
  • Officer safety


  1. Guy Chaffee

    Guy Chaffee

    Sergeant