January 24, 2021 by Adrian Stubbs

  With the start of a new year, 2021 brought in a new executive leadership team to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Reserve & Retiree Unit, as well as a new Sheriff. On January 1, 2021, Sheriff Patrick Labat assumed command of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office as Sheriff.  A few days later, he named a new executive team to lead the Reserve & Retiree Unit, as its Command Staff. On January 5, 2021, the following deputies were promoted to their respective ranks and appointed as member of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Reserve & Retiree Command Staff: Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Johnson Commander, Reserve and Retiree Unit Major James T. Anderson Assistant Commander, Reserve and Retiree Unit Captain Bobby Stewart Commander, Office of Professional Standards (OPS) Captain Gregory Stewart Commander, Field Operations Captain Adrian P. Stubbs Commander, Administrative Operations Mrs. Cynthia Lovejoy-Norman remains as the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Reserve […]

July 22, 2020 by Adrian Stubbs

While restrictions imposed by COVID-19 affected most of the planet in different ways during the second half of 2020, our Reserve Unit’s Training Department took advantage of the changing times to develop a new way of conducting live training sessions. Captain L. Dooley instituted an innovative way to use technology to provide live in-service training for members of the Sheriff’s Office. During our June 2020 in-service training, he piloted our first live in-service training using Zoom to conduct a webinar session. This pilot had the approval of both the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia P.O.S.T., with some strict guidelines for its implementation and the granting of course credit. The first session had 57 on-line attendees and received rave reviews from many of them. This format permitted the participants/attendees to use Android and Apple devices such as cellphones, tablets and iPads, or PCs, or Mac computers to join the training […]

February 23, 2020 by Adrian Stubbs

  Each year, deputies of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit provide law enforcement coverage for a host of civic activities during the course of the year.  Historically, our deputies provide security, escort and/or traffic control duties while working the following special events: Martin Luther King Parade, Black History Month Parade, Juneteenth Parade, Summerhill Parade, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Homeless Initiative, FirED Up 5K Run, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Annual Youth H.Y.P.E. Conference, Morris Brown College Homecoming Parade, Clark Atlanta University Homecoming Parade, Morehouse College Homecoming Parade, Christmas Kwanzaa Parade, AFD 16 Holiday Community Party, Party for Special Citizens, and Helping Hands International Holiday Dinner

February 23, 2020 by Adrian Stubbs

Are you interested in taking the first step in discovering an exciting career within the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office? The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit is seeking qualified members from our community who meet the standards necessary to become a Fulton County Sheriff’s reserve deputy. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office invites you to consider a second career to serve in a state and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We offer an opportunity to work in one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the state and country. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office offers qualified individuals a chance to experience working with diverse cultures and communities in Atlanta and throughout Fulton County. The Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy program is comprised of civic minded members like you, former full-time law enforcement officers, and retired deputies who wish to volunteer as Reserve Deputies. These deputies supplement the full-time deputies in a variety of […]

February 23, 2020 by Adrian Stubbs

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center, a.k.a. GPSTC, offers more than 50 public safety independent online courses that can be completed from the comfort of your home or office, on your schedule.  These courses also include the State of Georgia mandated training such as: Use of Deadly Force De-escalation techniques and alternatives Community Policing The exception being the firearms re-qualification courses, where the officers are required to qualify with all agency issued/carried firearms. To aid the continuous development of Georgia certified officers, GPSTC has developed a host of courses to keep them up to date on some of the latest training or to serve as refreshers for courses taken earlier.  Some of those courses include: Annual Legislative Updates Building Positive Community Relations Cultural Awareness De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance Due Regard Ethics and Professionalism Evidence Collection & Preservation Family Violence Financial Identity Theft & Fraud Fostering Positive Community Relations Georgia […]

April 22, 2018 by Adrian Stubbs

Excerpts from the “Condensed History of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit” article. Initial research did not uncover the formation date of the organization, its initial commander, strength, rank structure and divisions.  However, it was learned that before the organization became the Reserve Unit that we know today, it was formed as a Sheriff’s Posse.  This group of individuals assisted mostly in search and rescue efforts, civic and other non-law enforcement roles. In 2017, the Reserve Unit was comprised of two groups of individuals who were desirous of supporting the Sheriff’s Office.  The first group consisted of sworn, state certified reserve deputies and the second, retirees who once served as sworn full-time deputies of the Sheriff’s Office. Today’s Reserve Unit has nearly 200 members who average over 18,000 hours of service to the community each year.  It provides security for community events, conducts massive cell searches at the Fulton County Jail, […]