Reserve Officer Chris Nelson took the oath of office at Tuesday's council meeting.
Hopkins resident Chris Nelson became the latest person to join the police reserves on Tuesday. Nelson, a 1991 Hopkins High School grad, took the oath of office at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Police reserves are volunteers who help Hopkins police with community events, training exercises, traffic control and more. Nelson’s day job, for example, is editorial publicity director at Minnetonka advertising and marketing firm Longren & Parks. This year, reserves have donated close to 4,000 donated hours—nearly the equivalent of two fulltime employees. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter | Check out Patch’s Pinterest boards
The Police Department is accepting applications through July 20.
Hopkins is looking for residents who want to help keep the community safe. The Police Department is accepting applications through July 20 for its police reserve unit. Reserve officers are volunteers who help the department with a variety of responsiblities—including crime prevention, community events, animal control and parking enforcement. Applicants should be able to volunteer at least 15 to 20 hours per month. They do not need to have studied law enforcement. All necessary training and a uniform will be provided. The volunteers receive 40 hours of training prior initially followed by ongoing instruction. Those who are interested can pick up applications at the Police Department. For further information, contact Reserve Coordinator …