Q: How do I apply to be a police reserve officer with the Red Wing Police Department?

A: Police reserve applications and position descriptions can be located at the city of Red Wing web page under the “How Do I …” section, “Apply for …”, “Employment Opportunities.” Or by using this link www.red-wing.org/Jobs.aspxUniqueId=100&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Police-Reserve-Officer-9

The Red Wing Police Department is looking for individuals that are looking for flexible part-time employment, assisting with a variety of taskings. Reserve officers assist with city park patrols, traffic direction, parades, special events, athletic events, etc. and serves on an on-call basis. The starting hourly wage is $12.

Reserve police duties are filled on a volunteer basis. When events occur that require a reserve, the duty is posted and reserves are allowed to volunteer for the duties that they can work. Most recent duties include high school football games, patrolling city parks and security for the Liberty’s building damage.

Why join us?

Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and a satisfactory background check is required We provide the training!

To apply, a city application is required. Please email the completed application to human.resources@ci.red-wing.mn.us or mail to Human Resources, 315 W. Fourth St, Red Wing MN 55066.

RWPD is authorized 18 police reserves. Hiring and interviews will occur on a continuing basis until the positions are filled.

  • If you want to take part in a community
  • Understand law enforcement
  • Obtain law enforcement relevant work experience
  • Get involved in a collaborative work environment
  • Retired and want to stay active
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Questions? Call 651-385-3698 or email human.resources@ci.red-wing.mn.us.

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