The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit is staffed by volunteers from our community. They hold regular jobs within the community, and all have a strong interest to contribute something back to the community. Who are these people? They are your neighbors – the local professor, engineer, secretary, etc. A unique feature about these people is the fact that they volunteer their spare time to the Sheriff’s Office. Not everyone is cut out for this kind of involvement, so all of us should be proud to have individuals who live beside us, and are capable of this type of volunteerism. Individual candidates must pass the same qualifications and training that full-time officers do in order to be a part of this unit.

Unit Charter

  • Augment the following Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office divisions in the execution of their duties with special attention to:
  • Uniform Patrol Division
  • Detention Facility
  • Court Services for Magistrate, State and Superior Court security
  • Warrant and Civil Process
  • Communications
  • Respond to all special call-outs
  • Searching for missing persons, escaped/fleeing prisoners/suspects
  • Disasters – plane crashes, major fires, gas leaks, power outages, storm damage, etc


  • Department required in-service training
  • Twice a year firearms re-qualification
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Field Training Officer program

Prospective Applicants

If qualified, you will become part of a unique group of volunteer peace officers that provide a variety of public service functions to enhance and supplement the day-to-day activities of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Each Reserve Unit member undergoes the same stringent screening process as regular full-time officers to ensure that only the most qualified personnel are entrusted with the public’s safety. The Reserve Unit donates its resources and talents to the citizens of Forsyth County by devoting many hours of personal service toward enhancing the services & operations of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Entry Requirements

  • Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified Peace Officer
  • Screening Interviews
  • Entry-level Test
  • Background Check/Investigation
  • Polygraph Exam
  • Psychological Exam
  • Drug Test
  • Reserve Unit Board Approval
  • Ability to work a minimum of 60 hours per quarter

How to Apply

If you need further information, have questions, or are interested in applying for a position with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit, email Captain Bill Franco at or call him at 678-513-5975.