Reserve Officers

reserve officers

The primary purpose of the Reserve Police Officer Program is to provide the community with an auxiliary unit of trained, competent police officers. These officers supplement our regular personnel and can be used in the event of an emergency when manpower is critical.


QUALIFICATIONS: Must be Georgia P.O.S.T. certified with a certification in Law Enforcement (PBLE number) with at least 5 years of full time law enforcement experience.  Must meet Georgia P.O.S.T. training and firearms qualification requirements.  The Reserve Officers are required to complete 20 hours of P.O.S.T. approved training and 40 hours of volunteer reserve police service annually.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:  Assist in day-to-day functions of the MARTA Police Department.  The Reserve Officer will provide security in stations, trains and parking lots and increase visibility during special events.  The Reserve Officer will serve on a voluntary/contractual basis in various assignments within the Police Department or any special detail designated by the Chief of Police or her designee.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Member of the MARTA Police Reserve Program must complete the volunteer service hours and training qualification requirements prior to being eligible for paid assignments.  An official investigation into the applicant’s background will be conducted, including a criminal history records check.  A physical examination, including drug/alcohol screen, psychological test, and credit investigation will be required.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Must be able to speak and communicate clearly and perform all aspects of the position of Police Officer.

SALARY: $25.75 (hr)


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