West Saint Paul Police Reserve Officers take part in several community events around the city. Their presence helps to ensure a safe environment for everybody attending. In addition, reservists interact with the public and answer any questions they might have about the event or the community.

Several of the events Reserve Officers take part in involve the youth of the community. Reserve Officers are able to talk to and teach them important lessons such as when to use 911, what to do if a stranger approaches, and that the police are your friends and are here to help people. We also get to show off some of the fun toys we have, like our squad cars.

Events Reserve Officers Participate in

Some of the community events you see a Reserve Officer at are:

  • City of West Saint Paul Easter Egg Hunt
  • City of West Saint Paul Open House
  • “Celebrate West Saint Paul Days” Carnival at Signal Hills
  • “Celebrate West Saint Paul Days” Parade
  • TapeMark Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • National Night Out - Community Events
  • Saint Croix Lutheran Home Coming Parade
  • Saint Joseph’s Grade School Marathon
  • City of West Saint Paul Halloween Bonfire
  • Henry Sibley High School
    • Graduation “All Night Party”
    • Home Football Games
    • Homecoming Events
    • Boys and Girls Home Hockey Games
  • Independent School District No. 197 “Trucks and Traveling Machines”

Reserve Officers also assist neighboring communities with their community events throughout the year:

  • South Saint Paul Kaposia Parade
  • City of Lilydale - Taste of Minnesota Fireworks
  • Village of Mendota Parade (assisted Mendota Heights Police Department)
  • Saint Paul Park Parade
  • Inver Grove Heights Day Parade
  • Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

West Saint Paul’s Reserve Officers look forward to the community interaction they get when working these events. They enjoy taking a few moments to talk to you and answer any questions you might have.