Reserve Unit
  • The Waterloo Police Department’s Reserve Unit was established in 1958 by Chief Harry Krieg
  • Reserve officers volunteer a minimum of 8 hours monthly and attend monthly training session where they receive the same type of in-service training as full-time officers
  • New reserve officers receive 180 hours of specialized training at the Police Department sponsored Reserve Academy then spend 160 hours assigned to field training officers working the streets
  • Reserve officers have full police powers defined by the Code of Iowa and handle the same types of calls as full-time officers
  • Reserve officers patrol as partners with either another reserve or a full-time officer
  • The Reserve Unit is supervised by a full-time Police Lieutenant as well as a Reserve Command staff consisting of a Reserve Captain, Reserve Lieutenant, and two Reserve Sergeants
  • Currently there are 20 reserve officers, 5 with more than 15 years of experience, and these officers volunteer more that 3200 hours a year


If you have any questions about the Reserve Officer Program, contact Lt. Al Carrier at (319)291-4340 and follow the prompts for the watch commander or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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