The Joplin Police Department Reserve Program is made up of part-time commissioned police officers with full police powers. All current reserve officers are former full-time officers with JPD who have other careers but still aspire to serve the citizens of Joplin. Reserves are paid part-time officers who attend training and who serve the department in various capacities. This program and its active members are extremely important assets in accomplishing the mission and goals of this department.
These officers provide supplemental help to the department at large community events such as 5k runs, Freedom Fest, the Christmas parade, training functions, filling patrol shifts, and other events and assignments as needed.