City of Saginaw MI -
Reserve Unit

The Saginaw Police Reserve has served our city since 1978 and hopes to continue its work for many years to come. The Reserve assists the Police Department in many areas, such as parking ticket distribution, subpoena delivery, and traffic and crowd control for city events.

The Reserve provides assistance for large community events such as: the Fourth of July Fireworks, the Friday Night Live series, and the WKCQ Music Fest on Ojibway Island. Along with other Saginaw Police officers, The Reserve also participates in the Cops-n-Kids program, in which uniformed officers read and hand out books to school-aged children at various locations.

The Reserve is a voluntary unit and is not paid for through any city funds. As such, equipment needs are funded entirely through fundraising efforts on the part of The Reserve. The Reserve currently has a collection of $1,250 for the future purchase of a John Deere Gator, and is seeking grants or other groups that are able to contribute.

If you are interested in joining the Saginaw Police Reserve, please complete the application form and return to:

Saginaw Police Reserve Unit
612 Federal Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48607

Field Training Program

The Saginaw Police Department's Field Training Program is a fourteen-week evaluative program designed to provide new police officers with training in patrol procedures. Objective evaluations ensure that personnel meet or exceed departmental standards of proficiency before graduation from the program. The FTO program also provides updated training for veteran officers who have not worked in a patrol status for one or more years.

Family Youth Initiative

The Family Youth Initiative (FYI) is a partnership between the Saginaw Police Department, the Saginaw County Department of Public Health, and the Bay Area Substance Abuse Coordinating Agency (BASACA). With the goal of substance abuse prevention, this partnership is a collaborative effort that brings together local schools, various prevention and treatment agencies, and the Juvenile Court system. FYI is a grant-funded program that strives to provide adolescents with a drug-free environment and the encouragement to keep on the path toward graduation. FYI favors a holistic approach to treatment and prevention by working with the entire family unit to reduce

Phone: 877.FYI.4.YOU / 877.394.4968

Honor Guard

The Saginaw Police Department's Honor Guard is comprised of sworn volunteers who serve as public relations ambassadors. Honor Guard members exemplify the professionalism of the Saginaw Police Department as its members represent the department in a variety of events and ceremonies.


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