Lancaster Police Department

405 E. Arch Street, Lancaster, SC

803/283-1173   FAX 803/286-4632

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Reserve Officer Program

Reserve officers are commissioned by the Chief in accordance with state law.  They receive extensive training to serve as "supplemental" and support police officers. Reserve officers receive the same training as fulltime officers and work alongside them in every aspect of Department operations.  Uniforms and other equipment necessary to perform job functions are issued by the department.  This equipment includes, but is not limited to;

  • Handgun

  • Handcuffs

  • M-26 Taser

  • Duty belt including leather gear (holster, walkie-talkie clip, etc.)

  • Flashlight

  • Body Armor

  • Walkie-Talkie

  • Badge and nameplate.

Below are some examples of how Reserve Officers assist:

  • Reserves are allowed to drive patrol cars and operate as a one man unit.
  • Assist with arrests and transportation of prisoners to detention.
  • Assist on Public Safety Check Points
  • Assist with securing and protecting crime scenes.
  • Assist investigating officers in interviews and taking statements from victims and witnesses.
  • Assist in the searches of buildings, residences, vehicles, and people.
  • Assist in crowd and traffic control.
  • Inventory vehicles prior to towing