The Broken Arrow Police Reserve has 16 officers, who provided over 3,500 hours of public service in 2018. The volunteer Officers act as a backup to the full-time Patrol Officers thus providing essential services during special events and natural disasters. Each Reserve Officer must provide a minimum of 200 service hours per year with a 10 hour minimum per month, and must meet several training requirements and certifications.
Reserve Officers provide security during the annual Rooster Days Celebration, as well as numerous community events throughout the year. The City’s annual parades have traffic control provided by Reserve Officers. Uniforms, equipment and duty firearm are provided by the Broken Arrow Police Department. The department provides annual in-service training and firearm qualifications.
The Reserves have five bicycle officers who provide additional mobile security during parades and special events. Bicycles provide mobility not possible by a car and are able to cover a much larger geographic area than by foot patrol.
The Reserves also assist Patrol in transporting prisoners, conducting directed patrols, traffic enforcement and neighborhood meetings.