Hello fellow Georgians!
I am digging around for information about the reserve officer or deputy programs in the metro Atlanta area. Frankly, I'd love any info that anyone has on the topic! I know that Fulton Cty Sherriff has a program, I think that Tucker and Duluth PD do as well. I've tried to contact Fulton Sherriff about their program, but no one seems interested in returning a phone call or email... here
Here is why I ask...
Once upon a time, I put myself through the academy (all the way back in 95)... And then I began seeking out a department after that. In that time, I managed to get married, worked on some technology projects. Short story is, that marriage went in the toilet(she turned seriously against LEO work for one thing), and I earned a very nice bag of coin in the dot com industry. So I never finished the goal that I set for myself, and to this day, I regret that. hinking.gif
That being said, I'm now at a point professionally that I do not need to earn a paycheck from LEO work, it is something I'd LOVE to be a part of in some manner. And right now, I teach close quarter stuff to quite a few LEO's, and it is on their recommendation that I get into a reserve department, which can facilitate teaching to law enforcement on a larger scale.
So if anyone has any guidance, it would be very much appreciated. Guidance plus a personal contact or two is even better!
The City of Clarkston has unpaid reserves. There are mostly retirees and folks that need the badge to work security second jobs. There is a new Chief, so I do not know if he will change this.
Tucker is unincorpotated DeKalb County, no city police.
Fulton Co. Sheriff Dept. used to have info about there reserves at the Courthouse. Again, new sheriff so things may have changed.
Thanks for the info.
Info does seem a bit lacking around the area. I will look into the depts you mentioned. A few of the guys that I train are digging up some info as well. The "badge" would facilitate who, and where I could teach as far as the close quarter stuff. I've found that I enjoy teaching to law enforcement and military greatly (I'm a former Army grunt), because there is a more dedicated mindset to the training.