Born from necessity in the wake of World War II, the Jackson Police Reserve Unit at the Police Department is full-sized and staffed with loyal men and women who serve the community in a time of need without compensation. Officially established by City Ordinance 75-5, reserve officers are the unheralded champions of the police force who are called upon during community activities or major emergencies.
To become a member of the Jackson Police Reserve Unit, applicants must complete a 17-week, 150-hour training course. This course covers subject matter that plays critical roles in the job of a police officer, like criminal law, defensive tactics, firearms safety, courtroom testimony and more. In-service training is provided regularly to keep these topics updated with reserve officers. Other requirements that applicants must meet to become reserve officers are:
If you wish to join us as a reserve officer, fill out this application and return it to the Reserve Office Coordinator at the Jackson Police Department.