Reserve Police Officer Unit

Reserve Police Officer UnitThe Reserve Officer program is a voluntary community service program in which citizens of the community work with and assist the Holland Department of Public Safety regular officers.


Duties of the Reserve Officer include:

  • Assisting regular police officers
  • Riding on patrol
  • Security for area sporting events
  • Traffic control assignment
  • Tulip Time parades and activities, etc.

Specific Requirements for Reserve Officer

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age with demonstrated maturity and judgment.
  • High school or GED certificate required. Must have the ability to read and write the English language.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony.
  • Must possess a good reputation, criminal, and traffic records.
  • Members must attend a minimum 8 of the scheduled 10 meetings during the year.
  • Reserve officers must ride patrol on a scheduled basis, a minimum of 6 hours a month unless specifically excused.
  • All applications will be reviewed and applicants will undergo a background investigation. Only applicants meeting the needs of the department will be selected.
  • All applicants are subject to local record check, fingerprint, state, and FBI record checks.
  • The above is only a portion of the rules and regulations that govern the operation of the Holland Police Reserve Unit.

Apply Online

If you are interested in applying for the Holland Department of Public Safety (HDPS) Reserve Unit Program, please apply through the Online Application System.