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“Ask The Chief” is a weekly post allowing readers access to useful information about law enforcement issues in the city of Red Wing. This communication tool has been developed to enhance our community policing efforts by providing residents and visitors with the opportunity to ask questions about local laws, programs, and the Department in general.

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Oct 05

October 5, 2020 - Become a Police Reserve

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 12:18 PM by Kate Berg

October 5, 2020
Ask the Chief

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

Q: how to become a police reserve. A: Apply: [link]; yellow background, RWPD seal

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: Employment Opportunities.

The Red Wing Police Department is looking for individuals that are looking for flexible part-time employment, assisting with a variety of tasks. Reserve Officers assist with City park patrols, traffic direction, parades, special events, athletic events, etc., and serve on an on-call basis. The starting hourly wage is $12.00. 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.


  • 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 & want to stay active

Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and a satisfactory background check is required


To apply, a City employment application is required. Please email a completed application or mail to Human Resources, 315 West 4th Street, Red Wing MN 55066.

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

QUESTIONS? Call 651.385.3698 or send an email.


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