The Auxiliary Police:
- Patrol in marked vehicles helping to make their community a safer place to live
- Help prevent criminal activity by being the “eyes and ears” of the Police Department.
- Direct traffic at parades and special events.
- Serve during disasters and other emergencies.
The Auxiliary Police was established pursuant to provisions of the Civil Defense act of 1951 and is composed of civic-minded residents of the community who work together to improve the level of safety and security in their community.The presence of the Auxiliary Police, in uniform, on patrol in marked police units has been proven to reduce vandalism and other crimes in the community.
How do you benefit as an Auxiliary Police Officer?
- Many local colleges give credits to criminal justice majors who successfully complete the Auxiliary Police basic training course at the Police Academy.
- Excellent experience for those considering a career in law enforcement
- Members attend and complete a 25-session basic training course given at the
- Nassau County Police Academy in Massapequa Park.
- Peace Officer powers
- New York State Penal Law
- Emergency Preparedness
- Hazardous Materials Awreness
- Baton Training
- Use of Pepper/OC Spray Training
- Bloodborne Pathogens Training
- Basic First Aid/CPR
- Traffic and Pedestrian Control
- Gang Awareness
- Communication/Radio Training
- Defensive Driving Training
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must be a resident of Nassau County
- Must be a citizen of the United States
- Must possess a valid New York State Driver’s license
- Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Must be of good moral character without a felony conviction(A misdemeanor conviction may also prevent acceptance)
- Must pass a physical examination
- Must consent to a background investigation
- Cannot have been convicted of any alcohol-related or drug-related driving offense
- Must submit to fingerprinting
- Must submit to a drug test and be willing to submit to a psychological exam
Members with certain disabilities may be eligible to serve in non-patrol duties, such as the Auxiliary Police Communications Unit. If you have any Questions about the Auxiliary Police or would like to join the ranks of the dedicated members serving their community, please call 766-1500.