The Reserve Unit is a group of dedicated individuals from our community who wish to serve their fellow citizens by donating their time and talents to the Patterson Police Department. The unit is made up of both certified and non-certified officers who support the operations of the Police Department. While on-duty, these unpaid professionals have the same legal authority as any other peace officer. Reserve officers are required to receive continuous training throughout the year, as well as qualify annually with their service weapon.
Some activities the Reserves regularly engage in:
- Promote public relations with law enforcement in their community
- Provide security and patrol at school functions, county functions, and any event where extra security is required
- Transport inmates
Receiving no pay for the job they do, and spending time away from their families shows tremendous dedication on the part of the Reserves.
For more information please call 985-395-6161.