Police Seek Volunteers for Auxiliary Unit
Auxiliary officers assist with traffic, crowd control.
The Teaneck Police Department is looking for volunteers to join its auxiliary policing program.
Candidates are required to undergo free training at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Academy in Mahwah, the township said. Classes are held twice a week in four-hour blocks of instruction. A total of 52 hours of initial training is required.
Auxiliary officers assist the department by directing traffic, providing crowd control and serving in other assignments as needed. The volunteer officers can help to free up patrol officers for emergency calls.
Members must also complete a minimum of four weeks of field training and a minimum of eight hours of service per month. Attendance is required at half of scheduled town events, including football games and parades.
The positions are open to Teaneck residents, U.S. and New Jersey residents, according to the township. Candidates must be 18 or older and have a valid state driver’s license, no criminal convictions, and be able to read and write English.
Applications are available at police headquarters.
For more information, contact Sgt. Robert Mehnert, of the Teaneck Police Traffic Bureau, at 201-837-2600 x2249.