Auxiliary Police Division
Members of the Auxiliary Division are volunteers.
Their mission is to assist the Bureau of Police during times of disaster or other civil defense emergency. To prepare for the mission this Auxiliary Division volunteers train by attending classroom and practical training, and by assisting the Police Bureau with the control of pedestrian and vehicular traffic at special events.
Volunteering with the Auxiliary Division is a very rewarding and interesting way to serve the community. Auxiliary members work closely with the regular police officers and have a front row seat to many of the City’s most popular events. Many of the current members have found their service so rewarding that they have remained active for decades.
Members of the Auxiliary Division are not police officers and they have no law enforcement authority; they do not patrol and they do not make arrests or issue summonses. All of their activities are about preparing for their role in disasters and emergencies.
The Auxiliary Division meets once a month on a Monday evening for training and participates in special events that are usually on weekends. Members are expected to participate in training and special events for an average of about 15 hours per month, sometimes more. In addition new members are required to attend a 40 hour basic training program that is given in the evening over a two week period.
Applicants for the Auxiliary Division must be:
- Citizens of the United States of America
- Must be a resident of the City of White Plains and have continuously been a resident for at least one year prior to their application.
- Must be at least twenty years of age.
- Must possess a valid New York State drivers license
- Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
Before appointment applicants will be subject to a background investigation and interview, and a medical and psychological examination.