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 15 active reserve members that volunteered approximately 3,463.25 hours in 2014.
  •  Orono's most experienced reserve has been a member since 1986!
  • Orono Police Reserves provide many functions such as: 
    • Community relations
    • Patrol
    • Security at football games
    • Traffic control for city events or accidents
    • Transport criminals


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 provide a certain amount of volunteer time a month. 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, honest and able to pass a thorough background examination. We welcome any future law enforcement officers who are looking for a great opportunity to obtain knowledge in this exciting field.


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.