The Bristol Tennessee Reserve Officer Program is a volunteer unit formed for the purpose of enhancing the Police Department's operational and administrative efforts. The Reserve Officers' primary duties are to assist regular officers in every aspect of their duties. Reserve officers are sworn in and have powers of arrest equivalent to that of a regular officer.
Reserve officers must conform to all general orders, policies, and procedures as set forth by the Chief of Police while carrying out their assigned duties. The reserve uniform is identical to a full-time officer's uniform. The reserve officer shall maintain the same physical appearance and grooming standards as do regular officers while on duty.
Reserve officers may receive assignments to assist the Patrol Division, Administration, Community Policing, or Criminal Investigation Divisions. Reserve officers' duties may include, but are not limited to: