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The Reserves

 Inside the Malverne Police Reserve


About us



The Malverne Police Reserve was created by Local Law in 1958 and have been serving the Village of Malverne ever since. Police Reserve Officers under the Chief of Police of the Malverne Police Department are trained to act as "additional eyes and ears" of the Malverne Police Department.

Police Reserves work alongside regular officers as part of a cohesive law enforcement team. This collaborative effort ensures that the police department can effectively address the needs of the community and respond to various incidents.

Volunteering for the Police Reserve offers individuals an opportunity for personal and professional growth. The experience gained can be valuable for those considering a career in law enforcement or related fields.


Reserve Officers are assigned to radio motor patrol and bicycle patrol of the Village; traffic and crowd control at special events such as parades and fairs; security details at Village functions such as Board meetings and Night Court; assist the Police Department during Village emergencies.


We are aware that it has become more and more difficult to make time to volunteer. Therefore except in emergency situations, all of our tours are scheduled in advance. The men and women of the Police Reserve range in age from 21 to their late 50s. They are teachers, managers, lawyers, students, artists, clerks, homemakers and more. Tours are usually 4 hours and regularly scheduled on Friday and Saturday night for radio motor and bicycle patrol; Night Court on some Tuesday nights; Board meetings on some Wednesday and Thursday nights.


Residents of the Village of Malverne over the age of 21, in good health, who have a clean driving record and no criminal record who would like to serve their community as a Police Reserve Officer can obtain additional information via email by clicking on the "Contact Us" link or by calling 516-887-9113.

Key Contacts

Robert Oliva

Chief of Police Reserves

(516) 359-6675

John Aresta

Chief of Police

1 Britton Circle

Malverne, NY 11565

(516) 599-3141

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