Police Chief Wants Citizens As 'Reserve Force' To Defend Against Feds

My friends, there is hope. Law enforcement officers at the local level are making their stand and they want you to be a part of that. While I've written on various sheriffs that have made their own stance to protect their citizens from anyone attempting to confiscate guns, I recently ran across Police Chief Mark Kessler of the Gilberton Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania. He wants citizens to join with his police department in building a "reserve force" that will aid his police force should the need arise to resist Federal authorities when it comes to the Second Amendment.

I spoke with Chief Kessler. The police force is quite small in his town and, much like my own town, criminal activity is not rampant.

The reserve force will be made up of volunteers, they can be past or current police officers with act 120 training, along with non law enforcement personnel interested in joining the reserve force. All non law enforcement personnel won’t have any powers to arrest, but will be required to go through a background check, supply their own duty gear, uniform (military BDU, etc), weapons, ammunition. Everyone will be required to attend a firearms certification course to qualify with both long gun and hand gun at a rate set by the firearm instructor. There will also be hand to hand combat training, knife fighting training, urban combat training, sniper courses, search and rescue etc. The reserve force would only be called upon in the event of a Federal invasion or foreign invasion of the jurisdiction. They would not be called on in ordinary police work nor would they have arrest powers. This reserve force would be distinct from militia, according to Kessler.

From his website:

ALERT! Anyone interested in joining a reserve force with the Gilberton Borough Police Department ,contact Chief Kessler immediately for details! Due to our Country's current situation I'm compelled to form an auxiliary force, DHS ( Department of Home Land Security ) is stock piling ammunition , Stock Piling Machine guns at a alarming rate! I believe we have no choice for what MAY OR MAY NOT happen shortly!, Ask yourself this one question, can you walk into any sporting good store and purchase 22LR, 9mm, 45ACP , 40 caliber,, 5.56/223 , 7.62x51 or 308 ammunition in quantity's more then a box or two ? (OR ANY AT ALL) if you answer No, ask yourself why ???? I'll tell you why because the GOVERNMENT is STOCKPILING BILLIONS of rounds of ammunition! (for what ????) even the police can't get ammo ! DHS has enough weapons and ammo to wage a 30 year GROUND war, ( BUT ON WHO and WHY ) what is wrong with this picture???, Maybe the tyrants want to take as much ammo off the civilian market AS POSSIBLE! either way it's very disturbing!

Chief Kessler doesn't make a lot of money and informed me that even ammunition and weapons he obtains are purchased by him. While the budget of the police force there is enough to provide them a salary, Kessler funnels some of his own money back into the force.

Kessler is a law enforcement officer who is looking to honor his father who honorably served during the Vietnam war. "If not for him, I would not be the man I am today," he said. He's also an Oath Keeper.

The Chief is active in his community, apart from being a Police Chief. On January 3, 2013 he drafted a piece of legislation called The 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution so he could introduce it to local elected officials in Gilberton Borough, Pennsylvania for consideration. The legislation was to reaffirm the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution which reads:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Along with the Pennsylvania Constitution, which states:

The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves or that of a free state shall not be questioned.

"I wanted to draw my line in the sand," Kessler writes. "I wanted to ask my elected officials to stand with freedom, stand with the oath they took to defend freedom, to stand with so many great Americans that shed their blood or gave the ultimate sacrifice defending."

His resolution was adopted on January 24, 2013 by the Gilberton Borough Council.

Chief Kessler said, "For those of you who think no one has a right to keep and bear arms I suggest you buy a one-way ticket to the nearest dictatorship country! Cuba is close, the weather is beautiful all year round!"

He rightly identifies the Founders intentions concerning the Second Amendment. "First," he begins, "our founding fathers learned from their experiences! Coming from a tyrannical dictatorship country that looked down on the people as peasants, often killing thousands, taking property, raping wives/daughters and much more."

"Our founding fathers came to America to start a new life free from tyranny, oppression and dictatorship, to live free and express freedom without reprisals from Dictators," he continues. "They drafted the constitution specifically adding the 2nd Amendment to protect themselves from the government, period! The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting or sporting purposes whatsoever."

Kessler also has a message for the "bleeding heart liberals."

"If by some chance you didn't buy your tickets to Cuba, let me state 'I will never disarm. I will never give up my high capacity magazines, firearm accessories or ammunition. I will never give up my freedoms. I will never retreat. I'm proud to be an American. I'm proud to serve my country. I'm proud of our military personnel that sides with freedom!' Just because a mentally ill person commits a horrific crime does not mean I lose my rights."

Chief Kessler says that he will stand on the side of freedom, rather than siding with "tyrannical thugs."

He also has a word for those "law enforcement personnel standing on 'Bozo's' stage, who are condemning firearm owners: "You disgust me."

Chief Kessler also has several videos of his on his site.

If you wish to be a part of his "reserve force," or if you are not in the area and wish to donate to the Gilberton Borough Police Department, you can contact Chief Kessler via snail mail, email or phone.

Attn: Chief Of Police
Gilberton Borough Police Department
2710 Main street
Mahanoy Plane, Pa 17949


UPDATE: Kessler will be interviewed on Arising Republic Radio on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 9pm EST. Calls will be taken.

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  • ddftr

    100% Nut Case.

  • Stoned_Conservative

    Love it. Fine job Chief.

  • fedup

    The email address for chief kessler does not work,.

  • talkhost

    I see the LUNATIC Conspiracy Theorist interviewing another LUNATIC Conspiracy Theorist. NUTS!!!! This so called POLICE OFFICER needs MENTAL HELP. This looks like RIGHT WING EXTREMIST IDEALS is a MENTAL DISORDER.

  • Guest

    Chief Mark Kessler mobile phone 5702050585

  • You are terrorists

    You are terrorists

  • Kevin Doty


    • Judy Jet

      I agree sir...SUPER MORONS!!!!

  • Troy Arbogast

    With WWIII starting soon, one would think that the USA would want us to have guns. WWIII will not just be fought in Europe and Asia, but it will be fought over here too. That is why I have moved to Western Carolina. These mountains are the most strategic part of this country. People say that it will be the west coast that will get the brunt of an invasion, but the Russian plan calls for an invasion of east and west. Most civilians don't understand tactics like I do. I have already devised plans for this region, if this country were ever invaded. You might think I am crazy or stupid, but know this. I am willing to do whatever it takes to prevent an invasion. If that means advising gun owners to stock up on weapons to supply the resistance, then so be it. You guys only think in black and white. There is a much larger picture here. None of you understand it. This invasion will happen while our military are busy fighting the most deadly foreign war we will be facing. When that invasion happens, we will need everyone to be ready.

    • talkhost

      Who wound your KOO KOO CLOCK?

    • corey2444

      The 17 trillion debt clock? Obama alone is responsible for almost 7 trillion of that alone.

      What ever happened to Obama ending all wars? He's been more of a war monger than Bush. That must make you a proud Obama supporter.

      Or maybe it's the 2 billion rounds of hollow point bullets that are against the Geneva convention, but it's fair to use against American citizens in Obamaland? It gets even better for the thugs because they'll be armored in 2,700 MRAPS that will be paroling our streets. Lets not forget the 30,000 drones that will be used to watch U.S. citizens. Oh, and not to mention anyone in Obama's eyes deemed a threat can be fired on by one of these drones. At a White House Dinner, Obama joked about predator drones and said, "you will never see it coming." and followed by , "you think I'm joking?" with a crowd of Democrats chuckling. Before he shoots anyone, of course they will be harassed, fined and penalized and targeted for audits by the IRS, OSHA, and before that happens will be spied on by the NSA.

      Not to worry, if you feel you have had your constitutional rights violated by the FEDs, you can have Eric Holder and his DOJ "get to the bottom of it".

      You, talkhost are either incredibly naive or incredibly Communistic. I would guess the ladder.

  • Jim & Dianne Kirkwood

    Awesome, there are many Sheriffs who take this same stance, our Sheriff here in Jackson County, OR stands against the feds too. America will not put up with this, what happened in New Orleans will not happen again I suspect, America is wise to it now.

  • Tosheba

    "For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor that the protected have never tasted."

  • hungry4food

    In this
    article it says the State Police were training for Sovereign Citizens who did
    not like the president to be seen as a Threat , and if they were questing
    things like Constitutional sovereign citizen qualifications and Taking the
    Bible seriously, or wanting to see fiscal sound money principles be restored
    like a Gold backed dollar , see these 2
    first links ,


    This story
    has a Reprint of a Undersheriff

    Prowers County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado talking about the training course
    he attended and how the training was a DHS Guideline on what is considered a
    Threat . http://personalliberty.com/2013/04/10/dhs-suggests-christians-constitutionalists-should-get-extra-surveillance-from-leos/

    So don’t even give this any consideration
    or else !!!!!

    We Don’t Need Obama’s Birth Certificate , now
    this has a different twist to the conspiracy ........


    Read this





  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.forrer.18 Mark Forrer

    battle lines are being drawn....

    • talkhost

      For the LOONATIC FRINGE.