Auxiliary officers needed

LYNDHURST – 

The Lyndhurst Police Department is accepting applications for volunteer auxiliary police officers.

Members of the Police Auxiliary help improve the level of safety and security in the Lyndhurst community by assisting regular officers with activities like crowd and traffic control.

Auxiliaries also provide protection for local schools, parks, recreation fields and other designated areas.

Its members may also be asked to respond to calls for police services, directed by proper police authority.

Their presence, in uniform or on patrol in marked police units, has been proven to be a deterrence to vandalism and other crimes in the community.

All Lyndhurst police auxiliaries are required to attend and successfully complete a 52- hour Auxiliary Police training program at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah. Candidates receive training in such areas as first aid, traffic control and patrol functions.

Upon completion of the course and appointment to the auxiliary force, members are outfitted with a patrol uniform and will be assigned to a regular patrol schedule.

Serving as a police auxiliary is recommended not only as a way for civic-minded individuals to serve their community but also as an opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in law enforcement to gain a measure of police experience.

For more information about the Lyndhurst Police Auxiliary or to get an application, contact the Lyndhurst PD by calling 201-939-2900, ext. 2770, or visit the auxiliary website at lyndhurstpoliceauxiliary.com.

Applications must be submitted by Feb. 6, 2015.

The Observer Staff