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Who are the Volunteer Auxiliary Police?

auxiliary_police_nypd_nyreblog_com_.jpgThey 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, vehicle and bicycle 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
  • Live or work in New York City
  • Be in good health
  • Must pass a drug/alcohol screening and sign an affidavit acknowledging compliance with NYPD Zero-Tolerance drug policy.
  • Able to read and write English
  • Never been convicted of a felony or have a previous arrest record that would prevent acceptance
  • A U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident who has a valid visa or alien registration card
  • Be of good character

Click here to download the 2008 Auxiliary Police Program Overview

Join the Auxiliary Police or Contact Us

Make a Difference.  Call 212-AUX-1000 or 212-289-1000 or visit your local precinct, housing police service area, or transit district and ask for the auxiliary police coordinator.   Find your precinct  here

You may also fill out an application online or mail an application. See forms below.

Apply online.

Print and mail this application.