Reserve Unit

Volunteer Reserves

Athens Police Department has an active Reserve Officer Unit comprised of 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.

We appreciate the support this unit provides our department and would love to meet with you if you are interested in joining our Reserve Unit.
Members of Athens Police Department's Reserve Unit
Officers stopping cars at a check point


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.


To be 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.