Reserve officers provide support services that include such duties as riding with licensed officers on routine patrol, traffic and crowd control, crime prevention, residential and business checks, bike patrol, security assignments, and emergency call-outs for disasters and crisis situations.
Reserve Unit members spend much of their time riding with licensed officers assisting them with calls and traffic stops. After completion of required training and performance evaluation, reserve officers can use a squad car on their own to check residences and businesses, perform assigned details, and assist licensed officers as requested.
The Reserve Unit holds monthly meetings at which current law enforcement and department issues are discussed. Additionally, each meeting features a training topic. Reserve officers may also receive training at other scheduled department training sessions along with licensed officers.