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Applicants sought for police reserve program

The city of Woodbury Public Safety Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer police reserve officers.

Volunteers assist the Woodbury Police Department in serving the community. Reserve officers wear uniforms provided to them that are similar to police officers and patrol the city in marked police vehicles, assisting the police department by handling non-emergency type calls.

These calls may include vehicle lock-outs, animal complaints, traffic and crowd control, towing vehicles and transporting prisoners to the Washington County jail.

Reserve officers do not carry handguns.

Training for reserve officers includes classroom work, practical skills, community relations and the performance of police-related tasks.

Police reserve officers must commit to a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer service per month.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. They must have a valid driver's license, the ability to drive and a satisfactory driving record.

The selection process will include completing a city application, an interview, a background investigation and a psychological assessment.

Applications are taken on an ongoing basis and reviewed periodically throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining the police reserves, call Sgt. Chris Murray at (651) 714-3616 or send a short e-mail of interest to