April 4, 2012
Legislator Gonsalves Advocates the Need for Auxiliary Police
Nassau County Deputy Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves would like to make residents aware that volunteers are needed to serve as members of the Auxiliary Police. “Our Auxiliary Police Officers do a great job in assisting our Police Department keeping our County one of the safest places to live in the entire nation,” said Legislator Gonsalves. “I urge interested residents to contact the Nassau County Auxiliary Police to gain more information about this important public service.”
The Auxiliary Police are volunteers dedicated to making our communities a safer place to live. Members patrol in marked cars equipped with a two-way radio and emergency equipment. Auxiliary Police Officers patrol seven days per week in our communities in addition to assisting the Police Department with crowd control and traffic at community events. Another function of the Auxiliary Police is to assist the Police Department at any disaster scene or during any countywide emergency.
Auxiliary Police Officers must be 18 years of age, a Nassau County resident, a U.S. citizen and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. All applicants must also have a valid New York State driver’s license. A 29-session training course held at the Nassau County Police Academy must be completed. For additional information on becoming an Auxiliary Police Officer, please call (516) 573-8830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.