Athens Police Department has an active Reserve officer unit of up to 20 members. Reserves are dedicated volunteers interested in learning elements of police work first-hand while serving our city. Members of this division work under the supervision of certified officers performing duties such as traffic stops, calls for service, emergency response, and booking of prisoners.
A Reserve officer is more than a passenger in a patrol car. Members wear
the same uniform and receive much of the same training as our full-time
officers each year. Athens Police Department seeks highly motivated men
and women with exceptional character. Applications are available at
Athens Police Department Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Each reserve officer is selected by the Chief of Police.
considered for the Reserves, a candidate must be able to participate at
least 16 hours per month. Reserves typically work between 4 and 8 hours
at a time. Members are required to attend 2 8-hour firearms training
sessions annually. Our reserve unit meets once a month at Athens Police
Department for a brief meeting and training on a variety of topics.
Serving as a Reserve officer with Athens Police Department is an
interesting and exciting way to serve our community, support local law
enforcement, and learn more about police work.