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Join the Auxiliary Police

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:21 PM by Roger Thomas   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 9:24 AM ]
The Central Park Precinct  Auxiliary Police Unit are recruiting for the position of Auxiliary Police Officers for the Central Park Precinct. This is a great way to volunteer in your community.  If you are interested in joining the Auxiliary Police, contact the Central Park Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit at 646-355-8106 or
Who are the Volunteer Auxiliary Police?
They are civic-minded men and women who volunteer to assist their local Police Precincts, Housing Police Service Areas, and Transit Districts, by performing uniformed patrol in their communities. They are recruited, trained and equipped by the Police Department. They come from many diverse backgrounds and a myriad of occupations throughout the City, such as computer programmers, mechanics, merchants, nurses, security guards, school teachers, students, etc.
What are their functions?
Auxiliary Police provide extra "eyes and ears" for the Police Department by performing uniformed foot and vehicle patrols. They are trained to observe and report conditions requiring the services of the regular police. Whenever possible, they assist in non-enforcement and non-hazardous duties. The following are some areas in which the Auxiliary Police assist the Police Department:
  • Residential and commercial areas
  • Community festivals, parades, concerts, street fairs, park patrols
  • Subway entrances and token booth areas
  • Perimeter of Houses of Worship
  • Crime prevention activities
  • Traffic control
What are the requirements?

  • At least age 17
  • Be in good health
  • Proof of good character and satisfactory background
  • Must pass a drug/alcohol screening and sign an affidavit acknowledging compliance with NYPD Zero-Tolerance drug policy.
  • Able to read and write English
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident or authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Live in New York City or live in one of the six authorized surrounding counties(Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam) and work within New York City
  • You MUST possess a valid NEW YORK STATE Driver License or NEW YORK STATE Identification Card
The Auxiliary Police are recruiting Auxiliary Police Officers for the Central Park Precinct. If you are interested in joining the Auxiliary Police, contact the Central Park Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit at our office number 646-355-8106.


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