Police Reserves

  • Do you want to become a police officer?
  • Do you want to be active in your community?
  • Do you want to learn about your local law enforcement agency?

The Onalaska Police Reserves is a great way to start. The purpose of the reserves is to augment the regular police force. The reserve unit is a volunteer organization that assists the Onalaska Police Department and the community.

Membership Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • High moral and ethical standards
  • Valid driver's license
  • Good physical health
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Attend regular monthly meetings
  • Participate in training classes
  • Make an on-going commitment of time and energy to be an active member

To learn more about the opportunity to serve with the Onalaska Police Reserves and the wide variety of training available to our members, contact Sgt. Jahr or Sgt. Flaten at the Onalaska Police Department at (608) 781-9550.


The application can be found here! Please email your completed form to and/or, or drop off in person at the Onalaska Police Department.