Reserve Program

The function of the Police Reserve is to aid and assist the New Haven Police Department in:

  • Detecting and apprehending violators of the law
  • Directing the movement of pedestrians and vehicles on all public properties
  • Dispersing unlawful or dangerous assemblies
  • Enforcing all federal laws, state laws, and city ordinances
  • Preserving the peace
  • Preventing crime
  • Protecting personal and public property
  • Protecting personal rights
  • Provide police assistance at fires, public gatherings etc. as may be needed
  • Safeguarding public health and safety
  • Suppressing all unlawful disorderly conduct or practices

This program also serves other police-related activities as directed by the Board of Control, and or the Board of Public Works and Safety for the City of New Haven