Volunteer Reserve

The Gallatin Police Department is fortunate to have a Reserve Unit of highly committed and dedicated individuals who take great pride in their work. The Reserve Police Officers donate an immense amount of volunteer time to the community and the department serving the City of Gallatin.

It’s not uncommon to find Reserve Police Officers on bicycle or walking patrol at any number of police operations and community events. You can find them assigned to details such as critical incident response, DUI checkpoints, patrolling city parks, community outreach programs, auto theft assignments, or traffic and crowd control functions at large events.

Whether you are seeking a career in law enforcement, or simply want to take your interest in community activism to the next level, do something positive for yourself and your community.

Minimum Requirements


  • Be at least 21 years old at the time of appointment
  • Be a citizen of the United States or have applied for citizenship prior to application
  • Possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency
  • Possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license
  • Be in good physical condition as certified by a medical examination
  • Take a psychological examination and be found suitable for police work
  • Have completed or attending a Level II POST Reserve Academy or the Police Officer POST Academy.
  • Be of good moral character as determined by a criminal record check, background investigation and polygraph examination.
  • Have no felony convictions. Felony arrest(s) without conviction(s) may be cause for rejection.
  • Have no recent or extensive misdemeanor record, including traffic citations.
  • A misdemeanor record of assaultive behavior, regardless of the time of occurrence may be cause for rejection.

Examination Process


  • Entry interview
  • Polygraph
  • Extensive background check
  • Staff interview
  • Psychological examination
  • Medical Examination