Reserve Officer Program

The primary function of the Police Reserve Unit is to aid the established Police during emergencies, in the protection of life and property, the preservation of the public peace and order, the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of the laws of the State of Minnesota and the City of Big Lake. 

Our Reserve Officers provide assist sworn officers a minimum of ten (10) hours per month on calls and requests for police service from the citizens in regard to, but not limited to the following:

  1. Natural and unnatural disasters and phenomenon.
  2. Accidents of all kinds, including traffic, home, public, industrial, and firearms.
  3. Medical emergencies.
  4. Traffic and crowd control.
  5. City park patrol.
  6. Write reports.
  7. Give non-confidential information upon request.
  8. Counsel and advise citizens when required.
  9. Search for lost persons.
  10. Assist in security crime scenes.


Our Reserve Officer Unit, is supervised by Corporal Joe Kalla and Officer Nic Prigge.  They can be reached at 763-251-2996 during normal business hours, or email for further information.

Download the Application Form (PDF)

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