About Reserve Unit
On June 10, 1996, the Mayor and Cedar Falls City Council administered the Oath of Office to twelve individuals to form a new Reserve Unit within the Cedar Falls Police Department. Today there are 19 Reserve Officers and each one is enrolled in a certified police-training course that follows the guidelines set forth by the State of Iowa.
The training includes physical fitness testing and medical checks, as well as receiving classroom and actual on-the-job training from active duty officers. There is also an optional Iowa Law Enforcement Reserve Academy training these officers can attend at their own expense.
Officer Requirements & Duties
Each Reserve Officer is required to perform a minimum of 16 hours of duty per month. The Reserve Unit is an integral part of the Community Policing Concept, and are assigned varied duties including:
- Routine Patrol
- Parade and Festival Celebrations
- Bike Patrol