|MISSION AND HISTORY|
The NYPD Auxiliary Police Program is the nations
largest and finest volunteer crime prevention program.
Over 4,000 dedicated men and women contribute over 1
million hours of service each year to their
community. The Auxiliaries function as extra
EYES AND EARS for the Police Department.
Their primary function is described as PATROL, OBSERVE,
In 1950, the 81st Congress passed the Public Law #920, entitled The Civil Defense Act of 1950 authorizing a Federal Civil Defense Program. In 1951, the New York State Legislature enacted the Defense Emergency Act requiring New York City to recruit, train, and equip volunteer Auxiliary Police, who would then act as a liaison to the NYPD in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.
In 1967, A Mayoral Executive Order closed the Civil Defense Headquarters and placed full responsibility of the Auxiliary Police Program with the NYPD. During the 1960s when crime was on the rise, uniform Auxiliary Police patrols were an effective means to deter crime.
The Auxiliary Police have been effective in providing
assistance during major events and emergencies such as
the NYC Marathon, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Borough
Harmony Picnics, Y2k, 9/11, emergency blackouts, etc.
Additional uniform presence at:
-parks, playgrounds, pools -street fairs, flea markets, block parties -shopping areas -subway entrances and exits -school/church crossings
Assist with vehicular pedestrian traffic at:
-parades -marathons -concerts -intersections with broken traffic lights -accident scenes -fire scenes
Assist in Precinct Identification Programs:
-Combat Auto Theft Program -Bicycle ID Program -Operation ID Program -Kid Care Program -VIN Etching Program
Most people join the volunteer Auxiliary Police Program out of a sense of community and public service, while others join the program to see whether they would be interested in a career in law enforcement.
What are the qualifications you
must possess before joining the Auxiliary Police Program?
TO BECOME AN AUXILIARY POLICE OFFICER
1. Candidates should be between the age of 17 and 60. 2. Candidates over age 60 may apply for limited duties. 3. Live or work in New York City. 4. Be in good health. 5. Be able to read and write English. 6. Never have been convicted of a felony or have been arrested for a serious crime that would prevent acceptance. 7. Be a U.S.Citizen or a person who has a valid visa or alien registration card. 8. Be of good character.
For more information call
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.