Fridley Police Reserve Unit

Reserves_49erThe Police Reserve Unit consists of people from the City of Fridley and surrounding areas who desire to make their community a better place to live, work and play. Reserve officers provide a valuable service to the City of Fridley, assisting licensed police officers and other city staff.

Reserve Officers consist of law enforcement students aspiring to be police officers and community members with no intent on becoming police officers but want to be involved in public safety and community engagement

Besides being an active part of the community, becoming a Reserve Officer is an excellent way to obtain law enforcement experience. Volunteering as a Reserve Officer is also a great addition to any resume. 

The Fridley Police Reserve Unit on average donates thousands of hours annually to the City of Fridley, which has had a monetary value of tens of thousands of dollars!

Interested in becoming a Reserve Officer? Read through the description and requirements then complete this application.

What is a Reserve Officer?

Reserve Officers are ambassadors to the City of Fridley. 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 uniform and carries a full duty-belt without a firearm. A reserve officer drives a marked patrol car complete with police radio, emergency lights and computer. They are allowed to ride-along with licensed, uniformed Fridley Police Officers.

Primary Functions of a Reserve Officer

A Reserve Officer’s primary functions are to assist the sworn police officers. Some of a Reserve’s duties are as follows:

  • Patrol Fridley in a marked police car including all public streets, parks, highways and interstate.
  • Be another set of eyes to spot criminal activity and report it to the licensed officers.
  • Transport prisoners to jail, juvenile detention or detox.
  • Perform house and business checks looking for open/unsecured doors.
  • Patrol identified problem areas.
  • Provide traffic control at accidents or city functions.
  • Provide security at city functions.
  • Assist disabled motorist in need of aid.
  • Provide medical aid to citizens.
  • Respond to non-priority Community Service Calls.
  • Assist with enforcement and education of city ordinances.
  • Assist with animal related calls.
  • Park patrol in an ATV/UTV.
  • Conduct ride-a-longs with licensed officers while in uniform.
  • Assist with police and K9 training.

Requirements of a Reserve Officer

  • Must be at least 18 years-old
  • Must have a clean criminal and driving history, confirmed by a passed background check
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must attend two-hour meetings
  • Must volunteer eight hours a month to help with special events, transport duty or city patrol

No previous law enforcement experience is necessary, nor do reserves need to be law enforcement students.

Who leads the Police Reserve Unit?

Program Coordinator
Sergeant Patrick Faber
763-502-1912
Patrick.Faber@FridleyMN.gov

Program Advisors
Officer Shawn Murphy
763-502-1904
Shawn.Murphy@FridleyMN.gov

Officer Jason Elasky
763-502-1934
Jason.Elasky@FridleyMN.gov

Officer Matt Pinotti
763-502-1977
Matthew.Pinotti@FridleyMN.gov

Officer Quinn Massey
763-502-1917
Quinn.Massey@FridleyMN.gov

Officer Alexander Wegener
763-572-0000
Alexander.Wegner@FridleyMN.gov

Officer Tyler Hendrickson
763-502-1019
Tyler.Hendrickson@FridleyMN.gov

Officer Emma Wangen
763-572-3629
Emma.Wangen@FridleyMN.gov

Officer David Kostuch
763-502-1973
David.Kostuch@FridleyMN.gov

Officer Chelsie Teetzel
763-502-1976
Chelsie.Teetzel@FridleyMN.gov

How to Apply

To apply for a chance to become a Fridley Police Reserve Office please complete this form. If you meet the minimum requirements you will be contacted by a program coordinator or advisor to scheduled an interview. If you have any questions, please contact one of the officers listed above.