Reserves & Auxiliary

Gainesville Police Reserve Unit

The Gainesville Police Department is augmented by a volunteer unit of sworn police officers known as Police Reserves. The GPD Reserve Unit consists of regular citizens who are certified as FL law enforcement officers, but may have taken a job in another field. 

The members of the Unit may be used to provide additional staffing at special events, the Crime Prevention Unit, the Operations Bureau as backup officers, to take walk-in reports, and/or perform other assignments as needed within the Department. Upon successful completion of the GPD field training program, a reserve officer could report to shift briefing, check out a patrol car, and be assigned to a zone in the city to answer calls for a shift. Members of the Reserve Unit are required to contribute a minimum of 20 hours of service per month. 

The reserve program affords the opportunity for citizens who are sworn as FL law enforcement officers to serve the community in a very specialized capacity, and the opportunity to work and train with one of Florida’s premier law enforcement agencies.

*The selection criteria and process for Reserve Officers shall be identical to that required for entry level Police Officers.

Gainesville Police Auxiliary Unit

GPD Auxiliary officers are unpaid, part-time law enforcement officers who are vested with law enforcement authority and powers only when functioning within the reasonable confines of the span of control of a Police Officer or solo status Reserve Officer.

*The selection criteria and process for Auxiliary Officers shall be identical to that required for entry level Police Officers except for the education requirement, which shall be a minimum of a high school or equivalent diploma.

All potential Reserve and/or Auxiliary Officers must:

1. Complete the below listed background information and waiver packets as well as the volunteer application and agreement forms. 
     • Background Data Packet
     • Background Waiver
     • Physician Recommendation
     • Volunteer/Intern Application
     • Agreement for Individual Volunteer Services

Click here to download the Auxiliary Application
Click here to view and download the forms. 

2. Once completed, you must contact Lieutenant Marc Plource regarding testing dates.

For more information about the GPD Reserve and Auxiliary Unit, contact:

Reserves & Auxiliary Coordinator


Lieutenant Marc Plourde


Phone: (352) 393-7779

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