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How do I join the UPD Reserve Unit? To join the Urbandale Police Department Reserve Unit you must qualify thru an application process. This process includes a background check, physical, psychological exam, and polygraph examination. The application must first be approved by the Chief of Police before continuing thru the process.
What is a Reserve Unit?
The Urbandale Police Reserve Unit is comprised of volunteer reserve officers who serve in the same demands as full-time police officers. The Reserve Unit assists the Police Department in a variety of functions by being a highly trained, flexible and dedicated Unit.
Who Can Join the Reserve Unit?
You must be a citizen of the United States and the State of Iowa, live in the surrounding area of Urbandale and be at least 21 years old. A valid Iowa driver's license is also required. A high school diploma or GED is required and the ability to pass a physical and eye exam set by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.
What Training Does A Reserve Officer Receive?
You will be trained to the standards of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. This training is done in-house and consists of many weeks of training. Training is typically between 2-8 hours. In addition, you must complete on-going training specific to your assigned division.
Why Join the Reserve Unit?
We are looking for people who have a passion for Urbandale and the Law Enforcement field. The Urbandale Police Reserve Unit is a two time winner of the Iowa State Reserve Law Officer's Association "Unit of the Year Award". We provide an experience you will not find at your full-time career. Don't take our word for it, watch what our Reserve Officers have to say.
To find out more information on the Urbandale Police Reserve Unit contact Sergeant Steve Shivers at 331-6892 or email.