Reserve Program


A Reserve Police Officer with the North Palm Beach Police Department is an individual, who comes from a different background, not necessarily law enforcement and has a strong sense of community and service to their fellow citizens.


Reserve officers are police officers who volunteer their time to assist full-time officers, by increasing police presence during emergencies, special events, and in supplementing regular staffing needs. They are qualified and trained to handle the same work as a full-time officer; however, reserve officers do it as unpaid volunteers.

Reasons People Volunteer

Here are a few reasons that someone would volunteer to put their life on the line as a police officer. The rewards are many! Some reserve officers are former full-time police officers who still enjoy working in law enforcement. Others are individuals who want to see if a job in Law Enforcement is right for them before they take up a new career, and others are simply regular men and women who want to make a difference in their community and realize that serving as a Police Officer is one of the noblest ways to give back.

Requirements for Candidates

Before a candidate is considered as a reserve officer, they must meet the following criteria:

  • Have successfully completed a Florida Basic Law Enforcement Recruit class and hold an active Florida CJSTC law enforcement certificate.
  • Have a valid Florida driver's license and good driving record.
  • Be in good physical and mental condition.
  • Be of good character and free of criminal convictions.
  • Live within reasonable proximity to the Village of North Palm Beach.
  • Be financially stable.
  • Be able to supply their own duty weapon, belt, and holster.
  • Be able to give at least 24 hours a month in service to the department.

If you believe you meet the high standards to be a Reserve Officer with our department, we would like to hear from you. Please email Captain William Minton.