Minnehaha County Emergency Management is taking applications from people interested in joining the Police Reserve Unit.

Assistant Director Doug Blomker says they're looking to hire 10 to 12 reserve officers who will begin training in early January, and the deadline to apply is this coming Monday, September 15:

Blomker says reserve officers supplement career law enforcement agencies at various events, large and small. They work on a volunteer basis, but they have arrest powers when they work with a full-time officer.

Applications are being taken at the Civil Defense building at 608 Sigler Avenue.