Police Reserve

Since 1982 Estherville has maintained an active police reserve unit and has trained over fifty officers. Many of these officers have acccepted police officer positions with police departments including the one in Estherville. The Estherville Police Department takes pride in the reserve officers and considers them to be full-time partners. The groups interact regularly in their social life, training, and community.

The hired reserve officer enjoys the benefits and rewards of serving as a law enforcement officer. As college students, reserve officers gain practical experience, a working understanding of the tools and tactics of law enforcement, and opportunities to build friendships with members of the department. Many reserve officers find this experience valuable when seeking full-time positions after graduation. Often, officers find reserve experience to be a key factor contributing to their being hired. Skills learned as a reserve officer will benefit an individual for a lifetime.

The Estherville Police Reserve has a proud history and was originally composed of ten officers. Our present group of reserve officers claims more than seventy years of combined experience.

estherville pd reserve training
Estherville Police Reserve

Reserve officers will certify in the following:

    impact weapons
    chemical weapons
    stop stick deployment

Reserve officers will receive training in the following:

    laws of arrest
Estherille Police Car
    vehicle pursuits
    defensive tactics
    high-risk patrol
    basic first aid
    evidence collection
    domestic assault calls
    PBT operation
    police radio operation
    traffic accident investigation
    child abuse investigations
    riot control
    traffic direction
    vehicle searches

Applications for the Estherville Police Reserve are available at Estherville Police Department Headquarters, 114 North 6th St., Estherville, Iowa 51334.