You may see them driving police vehicles, walking
a beat, or even riding a bicycle They are dressed in full police uniform
and equipped with all the usual safety equipment. At first glance you
may think it’s just a regular police officer working a regular shift.
But looks can be deceiving. It may actually be a Gallatin Police Department
Reserve Police Officer, and there is nothing regular about that.
Reserve Police Officers are an unique type of individual. They are
generally not content to play a passive role in life. They are civic-minded
and service oriented people who "get involved" for the betterment of
their community. They are dedicated and motivated individuals who give
of their own time and energy to help make Gallatin a better place to
A successful Reserve program, made up of citizen volunteers from
within the community, stands as a symbol of Gallatin Police Department's
commitment to community partnerships and teamwork to improve the quality
of life within our city. Reserve Police Officers are effective spokespersons
in their neighborhoods, resulting in a better understanding and support
of law enforcement. Conversely, their presence in the Department provides
full-time officers with a deeper insight into all segments of the City’s
In many ways, Reserve Police Officers bridge the gap between the
Department and the community and in doing so, live up to the creed that
to be a Reserve Police Officer is "Twice the Citizen"