Reserve Program

The Le Sueur Police Reserve is a unit of volunteers interested in serving the community of Le Sueur. It is made up of 15 to 20 volunteers that, together, donate many hours of volunteer service to the city. Members range in age from 21 to over 70 years of age.

Membership
Reserve Volunteers must reside within the city of Le Sueur or immediate surroundings area, be selected by the Police Department, and have successfully completed, and actively participate in, the Le Sueur Police Department's training program.

Membership Requirements
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must not have any criminal convictions
  • Must have a good driving record and a valid driver's license
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Must be in good physical condition
Reservists are not licensed officers and are not authorized to carry firearms.

Applications can be obtained from the Le Sueur Police Department or by contacting Bruce Kelly at 507-665-2041. Applications are normally accepted from September through November of each year.

Duties
Emergency Call-Outs
One of the most important roles of reserves is to be available to assist in emergency situations on short notice. Examples of such emergencies include:
  • Major fires
  • Flooding
  • Lost and missing
  • Children and adults
  • Conduct various searches
  • Crime Scene protection
  • Power outages
  • Fatal accidents
  • Hostage situations
  • Severe storms
Other Reserve Assistance
Reserves work at the Le Sueur-Henderson football games other athletic and social events. They provide emergency first aid and traffic control for these events. They also assist in the school carnivals, assist with McGruff, the crime dog, and are counselors at our annual Safety Camp. They also provided medical assistance for school fun runs.

Training Topics
Reserves receive continuous training throughout the year, these topics include:
  • Emergency first aid
  • First responder
  • EMT
  • Crowd control
  • Traffic control
  • HAZMAT (hazardous materials)
  • Weather spotting
  • Crime scene
  • Weather related disasters
  • Terrorist activities
  • Drug enforcement and detection
  • Patrol techniques
  • Defensive tactics
  • Mace/chemical irritants
  • Water rescue
  • Search and rescue