The Lafayette City Marshal’s Office maintains a Reserve Unit. The purpose of the Reserve Unit is to support the full-time deputies in the daily function of the office. These duties may range in responsibility from patrol, civil process, or bailiff assignments. In 2015 the Reserve Unit donated 1,329 hours of serve to the City of Lafayette. This is a monetary value of $22,899.
Reserve deputies are also utilized at sporting events for traffic and crowd control. Reserves may serve during Mardi Gras and Christmas parades both inside and outside the city limits. The Reserve unit, in full-strength, may be used during times of natural or man-made disasters or emergencies. This includes hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, train or aircraft wrecks, hazardous material spills, or any other emergency wherein their services would be needed either in a fixed post or for patrol duties.