Goodview Police Reserve Program

Who are the Goodview Reserves?

Some reserve officers are pursuing careers in professional law enforcement, but many are civic minded adults wanting to give back to the community. Law enforcement reservists come from all professions, blue collar and white collar, and represent all income levels, age groups, ethnicity's, and lifestyles. Reserve officers represent the very finest American citizens, giving their time to serve in uniform doing one of the most challenging and dangerous volunteer jobs in America.

The Goodview Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and is looking for individuals who value integrity, are willing to work hard, and like working in a team environment.

The reserve program is designed to promote civic interest in law enforcement and to serve the community. This is accomplished by supplementing regular law enforcement operations with highly trained and professional reserve officers. Reserve officers receive much of the same tactical training that our regular officers receive and gain hands-on experience through patrol and ride-a-longs.

Benefits for Reserves

Reserve officers that wish to continue a professional career in law enforcement will have numerous training opportunities that will provide them with hands on exposure in various areas which could help in future employment opportunities.

Reserve Activities

  • Routine patrol in a marked squad car notifying regular officers of any disturbances.
  • Assisting officers on various calls.
  • Administering crime prevention and other public safety programs.
  • Conducting search and rescue operations.
  • Providing security and a police presence at school and community events.
  • Crime scene security.
  • Assist other agencies in mock disaster drills.
  • Training includes: Self defense, first aid, TASER, Firearms, building searches, traffic stops.


  1. Must be over 18 years of age.
  2. Must be in good physical and mental health.
  3. Must possess a valid driver's license.
  4. Must not have a history or criminal or improper personal conduct that may affect suitability for police work.
  5. Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

How to Apply

Applications for the position of Reserve Officer can be picked up in person at the Goodview Police Department or obtained online.