Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Nassau County Police Auxiliary

The Auxiliary Police are made up of residents from communities throughout Nassau County which:
* 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?
* Self-satisfaction in knowing that you are serving your community.
* Excellent experience for those considering a career in law enforcement.
* Many local colleges give credits to criminal justice majors who successfully complete the Auxiliary Police basic training course at the Police Academy.

Members attend and complete a 23-session basic training course given at the Nassau County Police Academy.
Training includes:
* Peace Officer powers
* New York State Penal Law
* Hazardous Materials Awareness
* Baton Training
* Blood-Borne Pathogens
* Basic First Aid/CPR
* Traffic and Pedestrian Control
* Response to Critical Incidents
* Gang Awareness
Communication Officer
Officers serving in this unit engage in various tasks:
Coordinating and documenting daily and emergency functions of personnel, telephone networking of members duties, radio dispatching of units on patrol, managing emergency response to disasters and events, along with providing an important link to other law enforcement agencies as well as fire, medical and governmental entities.

Applicant Requirements:
· Must be at least 18 years old
· Must be resident of Nassau County
· Must be a citizen of the United States
· Must possess a valid NYS 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.)
· Not more than one (1) alcohol-related driving offense and cannot have been convicted of any drug-related driving offense.
· Must pass a physical examination
· Must submit to fingerprinting
· Must consent to a background investigation
· 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 573-7520. or email ncap@auxiliary-police.org.

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