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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Now recruiting Police Explorers and Reserves

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The Fridley Police Explorers program is made up of teens ages 14 to 18 who train on a variety of law enforcement topics and scenarios, while the Fridley Police Reserve Unit consists of people (ages 20+) who assist sworn police officers.

We are recruiting applicants for our Fridley Police Explorers program and Police Reserve Unit! 

What is a Police Explorer?

Explorers are young adults ages 14 to 18 who train side-by-side with active Fridley Police Officers and compete at a state competition! This is a great opportunity to gain invaluable skills, learn about law enforcement careers in a hands-on environment, and build experience that will benefit you in future job interviews and college applications. You can learn more on our Police Explorer webpage

Interested? Contact Officer Shawn Murphy at

What is a Reserve Officer?

A reserve officer's main role is to support the sworn patrol officers in the field. A reserve officer is a non-licensed position, with NO arrest powers. A reserve officer is issued a police uniform, and carries a full duty-belt minus the firearm. A reserve officer drives a marked patrol car complete with police radio, red flashing lights and computer. They are allowed to ride-along with licensed, uniformed Fridley Police officers.

The Reserve Unit is part of the Field Operations Division and is under the direct command of the Patrol Captain and field Sergeants. Within the Reserve unit is a Reserve Lieutenant and 3 Reserve Sergeants that each command a team of Reserve Officers . Learn more on our Police Reserve Unit webpage

Interested? Fill out a quick form.

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