The Niagara County Auxiliary Police Force is a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of the quality of life within Niagara County and exists to supplement the Niagara County Sheriff's Department, Town of Niagara Police, Lewiston Police, Youngstown Police, Wheatfield Town Patrol, and the City of Lockport Police Department in the regulation of traffic, crowd control, protection life and property, and to preserve the peace. The Auxiliary Police was established pursuant to provisions of the Defense Emergency act of 1951 and is composed of civic-minded residents of the community who work together to improve the level of safety and security in their community. The presence of the Auxiliary Police, in uniform, on patrol in marked police units has been proven to reduce vandalism and other crimes in the community. The Auxiliary Police train for and perform these activities as well as limited patrol duties, acting as the eyes and ears of the regular patrol force.
How do you benefit as an Auxiliary Police Officer?
- Self-satisfaction in knowing that you are serving your community.
- Excellent experience for those considering a career in law enforcement.
- Many local colleges give credits to criminal justice majors who successfully complete the Auxiliary Police basic training course.
- Full-time New York State peace officer status after completing peace officer academy.
- Peace Officer powers
- New York State Penal Law
- Hazardous Materials Awareness
- Baton Training
- Defensive Tactics
- Blood-Borne Pathogens
- Basic First Aid/CPR
- Traffic and Pedestrian Control
- Response to Critical Incidents
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Must be resident of Niagara County or any adjoining county
- Must be a citizen of the United States
- Must possess a valid NYS driver's license
- Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Must be of good moral character without a felony conviction
(A misdemeanor conviction may also prevent acceptance)
- Must pass a physical examination
- Must be able to do sit-ups, push-ups, and run
- Must not have visible tattoos or excessive piercings
- Must submit to fingerprinting
- Must consent to a background investigation
- Must submit to a drug test and be willing to submit to a psychological exam
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And Attend Our
October 3rd & October 24th, 10am - 5pm
Public Safety Training Facility
5574 Niagara St. Extension
adjacent to Niagara County Sheriff's Office