Reserve Officer Program

Barbara ValentinePolice


The Mayville Police Department is looking for candidates for their Reserve Officer Program.

The Reserve Officer program is a voluntary community service program in which citizens of the community work with and assist the Mayville Police Department. Some duties of reserve officers include riding on patrol with regular police officers, working at sporting events such as basketball and football games, working at the Sunflower Festival and Kingston Days celebrations, parking enforcement and a variety of other duties. Previous law enforcement training is not required, just the desire to serve your community.

Reserve officers are required to purchase a majority of their own equipment which includes, but is not limited to, a handgun, bullet-proof vest, duty belt, and footwear. Every effort will be made to assist reserve officers in purchasing items at discounted rates.

When enough applications are received, those meeting the minimum requirements will be asked to take part in an initial interview. Those being considered will be subject to an in-depth background investigation which includes fingerprints. Those who successfully pass the background investigation and a second interview will attend a six month reserve academy before becoming a reserve officer.

Specific requirements for Reserve Officer:

  • Must be a citizen of the U.S.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age with demonstrated maturity and judgment.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Concealed Pistol Permit.
  • High school or GED certificate required.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony.
  • Must possess good reputation, criminal, and traffic records.
  • Perform bi-annual firearm proficiency.


If you are interested in applying for the Reserve Officer Program, see Chief Cook at the Mayville office, located at 5950 Fox St, Monday through Friday between 7a-3p or Sergeant Fini at the Kingston office located at 3655 Ross St, Monday through Wednesday between 7a-3p and fill out an employment application.

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