Reserve Unit

2020 group reserves

The Waukesha Police Reserve Unit is a group of highly motivated and interested citizens from the Waukesha area organized to assist the Waukesha Police Department in routine matters, emergencies, and during special events as needed. Members of the unit have opportunities to be exposed to the many facets of police work by volunteering their services to the community.


There is no compensation for being part of the Reserve Unit. Members are unpaid volunteers interested in serving their community by assisting the Police Department.


The unit is comprised of a civilian coordinator, appointed by the Chief of Police, and is comprised of a president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer who are elected every 2 years by the membership. Members of the unit represent all ages and backgrounds and bring a variety of skills and experience to the organization.


City residents are preferred. All applicants must submit to a thorough background investigation. Applicants must be:

  • A resident of Waukesha County
  • Adaptable to police work
  • At least 18 years of age
  • In good physical condition
  • Of good moral character

More Information

Anyone interested in learning more about the Waukesha Police Reserve Unit or in filling out an application can contact Lieutenant Joe Hendricks at 262-524-3766 or pick up an application at the station and return it to him.

Waukesha Police Reserves Patch