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Reserve Officers Corps

The Opelika Police Department is currently NOT accepting applicants for the Reserve Officers Corps as the ranks are full.  Check back periodically for when applications are accepted again.  Thanks!


For more information

Contact:          Sgt. Ben Blackburn
Phone:              (334) 705-5258


E-mail contact is preferable


What is the OPD Reserve Corps? 

The Opelika Police Department’s Reserve Officers are non-sworn, police auxiliaries who assist the Opelika Police Department officers in a wide variety of duties and situations, including:  patrol duties, natural disasters, special events and times when additional manpower is needed.


Why join the OPD Reserve Corps?

People are attracted to Law Enforcement for many reasons:  a desire to help those in need; a sense of community service; or just for the excitement.  However, the most common reason is a burning desire to “be there” whenever something happens.  Our Reserves do not want to read about what happened yesterday in the newspaper, they want to BE THERE when it happens and see it with their own eyes.  They would rather make the news than read the news.  AS A MEMBER OF O.P.D.'s Reserve Officers Corps, YOU WILL BE THERE!


Minimum Qualifications

Documents to review or download (NOTE:  The following documents are PDF file format): 

Our Vision:

The vision of the Opelika Police Department is to provide professional police service in partnership with our community to enhance the quality of life to our citizens, by providing a safe environment through the protection of life and property within the framework of the U.S. Constitution, serving with integrity and respect.