In my home town of Woburn, the police department only hires reserve police and then pick from the reserve pool when employment opens up for full time. I was wondering if anyone knows the extent of the authority/power of a reserve officer in a situation like this? In Woburn they do not have AUX but actual sworn reserve officers that carry weapons and ticket books but are not allowed to drive alone in a cruiser. Not sure if it's the type of thing where they get a call and go to the station and pick up their guns, badges, and uniforms to go to work (a few times per year) and then return it all when they're done... Do they only carry police powers when on the job or does the fact that they are sworn officers make them officers 24/7? Any thoughts....? thanks in advance!