Reserve Unit

About Reserve Unit

On June 10, 1996, the Mayor and Cedar Falls City Council administered the Oath of Office to twelve individuals to form a new Reserve Unit within the Cedar Falls Police Department. Today there are 19 Reserve Officers and each one is enrolled in a certified police-training course that follows the guidelines set forth by the State of Iowa.


The training includes physical fitness testing and medical checks, as well as receiving classroom and actual on-the-job training from active duty officers. There is also an optional Iowa Law Enforcement Reserve Academy training these officers can attend at their own expense.

Officer Requirements & Duties

Each Reserve Officer is required to perform a minimum of 16 hours of duty per month. The Reserve Unit is an integral part of the Community Policing Concept, and are assigned varied duties including:
  • Routine Patrol
  • Parade and Festival Celebrations
  • Bike Patrol