Anne Arundel County Police Reserve
The Anne Arundel County Police Department is looking for
volunteers to join their Reserve Officer program.
This is a uniformed force that performs many of the police functions
involving minimum danger. Just a few of the functions we
perform are traffic control at parades, accidents, road closures,
school crossings, etc; fingerprinting, captains aide (running
errands), parking enforcement, McGruff the crime fighting dog
functions, desk duty, searches, crime scene control, and many
others. We do not answer calls dealing directly with the
public and have no powers of arrest. The purpose of the
program is to give the sworn officers more time to perform the main
functions of the police.
An applicant must be age 21 or older,
a citizen of the United States, have no record of serious
misdemeanors or felony convictions, and be willing to perform a
minimum of 16 hours of police work each month.
The county provides us with training,
uniforms and all equipment including reserve police vehicles and
radios (but no guns). We provide the county with approximately a
quarter of a million dollars per year in volunteer services.
Occasionally, if he or she wishes, a reserve may ride along with a
sworn officer to be where the action is.
The Anne Arundel Police Volunteer
program has been named as one of the best programs in the country.
The program is constantly being changed and improved.
To get more information or to sign up for the program, contact the
police crime prevention office at 410-222-0042 or visit