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

chiefkessler[at]gmail.com
570-874-4790

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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  • AD Roberts

    Sheriff, beware! DHS has already started. They, not the ATFBE, attacked a man at his residence and his house in Albuquerque about two weeks ago. They had a swat team and all they did was confiscate 1500 guns. No charges were filed and the only comment made was that some PAPERWORK was missing. You can guess who made that paperwork disappear.

    No body resisted. The man was a gun collector and a FFL dealer. He had good reason to have that many guns. The FACT that it swas DHS would indicate that ALL this was was gun confiscation.

  • noelle

    it is TIME for we americans that are sick of the new world order bs TO HAVE OUR OWN "RESERVE FORCE"
    WE NEED TO HAVE A FORCE TO FIGHT AGAINST THIS VERY CORRUPT POLICE STATE!!!!!!!!!!

  • lindar

    I'm definitely all for Police Chief Kessler.....however, I have a question....doesn't the County Sheriff have authority over Police? Also, doesn''t the Mayor appoint the Police Chief? The only elected official in Law Enforcement is the Sheriff...at least in my area.
    We need thousands more Chief Kesslers across the country.

  • Steve Rogers

    Thank you Chief, I think there are thousands that will stand with you, I know there thousands in Missouri that will fight along side you, God bless you!

  • LuckyMe

    Police Chief Mark Kessler my kind of guy now there is one smart cop with a perfect head on his shoulders as a former Army man i salute you ever think of running for office in Washington they need some really bright people over there.

  • Richard L. Misner

    I am with you!! I think every state should form a should form a militia like a reserve and than have all the states be united by being part of a nation wide militia. For I think at some point we are going to have to fight to keep our rights and those that will not be with us than they can be against us as the enemy !!

  • Mr Lucky

    It's only taken 75 years for you morons to wake up! Youdeserveeverything you're goint to get and getting!

  • Larry Erickson

    I'm 75 years old, but still in great physical shape. If I lived closer, I'd apply to serve in your reserve force, and do all I could to help if I was able to qualify. God bless your efforts.

  • mikeydogs

    There is hope. Let me tell you, I am going to show this to everybody I know. Momentum is turning. Vote, Vote, Vote !

  • Cbt_Engr

    Thank you, Chief Kessler. I, too, salute you, sir. I sincerely hope there will be many more local law enforcement folks who will follow your lead.

  • Defender

    Yes, yes, yes!!!!! This is the America I know and cherish. Freedom loving patriots unite because we are not going to just sit down, roll over and let the enemy enslave us or our children. It happened in Germany and must not happen here in America. Thanks, Chief, for showing power and strength and courage. You have my respect. Love it!!!!

  • Nottakenyan

    Mark is a much smarter man than the illegal, lying, low-life, muslim kenyigar sleeping in the White House on taxpayer dollars!!!

  • Rom Parani

    I salute you Chief Kessler on your belief to our 2nd amendment the right to keep and bear arms. I wish i live in your area to be your back up force. The American patriots and retired military will defend this country from the government TYRANNY. Proud and honor to served the US Navy.

  • John Stauffer

    Thank GOD for patroits like you. I live in texas and wish we would seceed
    from the U S. Keep up the good work and may GOD bless and keep you safe . John

  • Frank

    I'm IN ! Even if I have to drive from MT to PA.

  • Billy

    A true law enforcer, and a patriot God bless and be with you.

  • rocquedog

    HELL YES!!! And if you need help, I can get you a bunch more from down here in Az. Just give us a holler and we'll come to your aid brother! You sure you ain't a "jarhead"??? Huuuah!!!

  • You go Chief! I'm with you all the way. I trust this government as far as I could fart!!

    You go Chief! I'm with you all the way. I trust this government as far as I could fart!!

  • Jersey Oathkeeper

    G-d bless you brother.

  • Eddie

    Continued excellent coverage of current issues that likely will have no media exposure. I salute Chief Kessler for his courage and foresight. I also salute Tim Brown as my favorite source of quality information delivered with excellent commentary.

    SALUTE !!