The Eden Prairie Police Department blog provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about the people who work there — their stories, their lives, their work in Eden Prairie and their thoughts on topics from driving to dogs.
Thank You Reserves
Last Saturday the Eden Prairie Reserve Unit cleaned up a section of Hwy. 5 between Eden Prairie Road and Mitchell Road, just as they have done every year since 1990, the year they adopted this stretch of highway. They collected 27 bags of trash, which included car parts, construction material, an iPhone, a Kindle, a $20 bill, deceased animals, fast food waste and cigarette butt piles found near stoplights where motorists empty their ashtrays.
The EPPD is fortunate to work with this group of committed volunteers who assist our sworn officers by performing community service tasks and non-criminal police functions. Reserve officers also assist in natural disasters and other emergencies that require additional personnel.
In 2018, the Reserve Unit put in 3,307 volunteer hours, which is the equivalent of 1.5 full-time employees. We are grateful to the Reserves for all of the work they do to keep our community safe (and clean)!
The Reserve Unit is currently recruiting new members. If you are interested in joining this dedicated group of volunteers, please fill out the application located in the Police Department Volunteer Opportunities section of our website.