Reserve Officer Program

The application process is currently closed for Reserve Police Officer.

     The Brighton Police Department Reserve Officer Program is a volunteer program. Reserve officers will receive all required training in house.  The officers donate their personal time to the city and help full-time officers on a daily basis.  The reserve officers are required to ride a minimum of 24 hours per month.  They are utilized for special events such as July 4th activities, Christmas Parade, and school events.  The requirements to be hired as a Brighton Police Department Reserve Officer are the same as full-time officers, since a lot of reserves eventually become full-time.  If you have any questions concerning our reserve program you can email Capt. Dodge:
     All reserve officers will receive and be required to successfully complete training in chemical weapons, taser, handcuffing techniques, report writing, DUI, EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control), and be sufficient in meeting the departments handgun/patrol rifle qualification.  All other training TBA.

     Reserve Law Enforcement Officer is defined as any person employed by any municipality or any political subdivision of the State of Tennessee whose primary responsibility is to support the full-time police officer in the prevention and detection of crime, apprehension of offenders, assisting in the prosecution of the offenders for appropriate remuneration in measure with specifically assigned duties and/or job description. 

     Part-time officers will work no more than twenty (20) hours per week or a total of no more than one week or a total of no more  than one hundred (100) hours per month for any agency or combination of agency.  Any law enforcement officer who works in excess of the maximum hours as specified herein will be reclassified to a full-time status and must meet all requirements for standards/training as mandated under the law and Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission rules.