The Alliance Police Department supports a Police Reserve Unit consisting of uniform volunteers to assist with specific department activities and community events.
Our mission is to voluntarily assist Alliance Safety Forces (Police and Fire) in the duties of protecting citizens during major emergencies and special events throughout the City of Alliance. We will perform these duties in a professional manner.
The duties of reserve officers vary, but every duty is important to the operation of the Alliance Safety Forces.
* Assist in traffic and crowd control during major emergencies:
· Natural Disasters
* Assist in traffic and crowd control during major city events:
· 4th of July events
· Carnation Festival events
· City parades
· Hot Stove Baseball events
* Assist the Alliance Schools with security during their events
· Sporting events
· Large concerts
The Alliance Police Reserve Unit was started under the auspices of the Civil Defense in World War II. In 1950 the unit was reformed under police supervision and was named the Alliance Police Auxiliary.
In May 1961 the name was changed to the Alliance Police Reserves. Regulations were set for the organization, training, administration, control and conduct of the officers
The Alliance Police Reserves is an all voluntary unit. The members do no get paid for anything. Their equipment and uniforms are paid for through fund raising each year.
The unit’s command structure was formed from the beginning, and very few changes have been made in that structure. The unit has an authorized strength of 40 members. At this time there are 15 active members with the unit.
Officers of the police reserves depend on donations to purchase their equipment. The past few years have been hard on officers due to the lack of funds coming in. If you are not able to volunteer your time, but would like to help the officers stay safe in their duties of protecting your community by adding to the equipment fund raising, you can send a check or money order to:
Alliance Police Reserve Unit
C/O Sgt Michael Yarian
470 E Market St
Alliance, Ohio 44601
How to Become an Alliance Police Reserve Officer
We are always looking for volunteers to become officers. Here is how you can become an Alliance Police Reserve Officer.
· Minimum age of 18 yrs old
· Clean criminal police record (minor offenses reviewed)
· Driver’s license
· Own transportation
· Must want to help others!
For more information please contact the officers below at the Alliance Police Department.
Sgt Michael Yarian - 330.823.5510 - email