Uniform Patrol Division
The Reserve Officer Unit is an extension of the Henry County Police Department. It currently consists of 13 volunteers, who are trained to assist the police department and the citizens of the county. The unit is supervised by the Uniform Patrol Division Commander, Mark Amerman, and consists of one (1) Captain, one (1) Lieutenant, two (2) Sergeants.
The primary purpose of the reserve unit is to assist the department whenever needed. Often times, this can be on very short notice. The police department can page anywhere from one to all reserves, depending on the need for situation. Page-outs can be for any number of reasons (day or night), including severe weather conditions, fire scene protection, lost/missing person(s) searches, crime scene protection, serious traffic accidents, power outages or special details, as needed by the police department.
The Reserve Unit officers work full time private sector jobs and volunteer a minimum of twenty (20) hours a month with the police department. The officers are mandated and are required to meet all qualifications and standards of a police officer.