Reserve Police Program

The Watertown Police Department Reserve Program consists of sworn volunteer officers who are fully Reserve Chief Mike Varnsequipped and uniformed.Reserve officers augment the full-time police force in offering law enforcement service to the community.These individuals volunteer their time and are trained to serve the citizens of Watertown in the same manner as a full-time officer.

Group Training


On a monthly basis, the reserve officers meet as a group to conduct training.In addition to responding to calls for service, reserve officers regularly assist the full-time officers with a variety of functions such as parades, concerts, and athletic events.

Reserve Chief
Mike Varns

Serving in Your Community


The program is seeking motivated people who have a genuine interest in serving their community.If you feel you may qualify for this type of service, please contact the Watertown Police Department at 605-882-6210 for more information.

Download a reserve Police Officer application.