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Auxiliary Police Department

Greenburgh's Auxiliary Police department is comprised of men and women who are interested in serving their community as auxiliary police officers. Todays auxiliary police officers continue a long tradition of service to the people of the Town of Greenburgh.

Auxiliary Police are volunteers who assist the regular department during times of declared emergency, disaster or war. Outside of these instances the duties of auxiliary officers are limited to participation in various training programs which prepare them for their roles in the event of an emergency. Generally, this training involves assisting the regular department with traffic and crowd control at busy intersections, church crossings, parades, carnivals, etc.. Traffic control and other details normally occur on weekends but special events sometime require participation during the week.

New auxiliary members receive the "Basic Course for Peace Officers" training given by the Municipal Police Training Council at the Westchester County Police Academy. Additionally, auxiliary members meet monthly to receive classroom instruction by officers from the Police Department Training Unit.

Uniforms, badges and identification cards are supplied to each member and the department sponsors an annual dinner to show its appreciation for the many hundreds of hours of volunteer assistance provided annually by the force. Individual achievements by Auxiliary members are also recognized at the annual dinner. During training drills or while actually assisting during a declared disaster or emergency, Auxiliary Officers are protected by Worker's Compensation Law and other local statutes. 

Requirements for membership are as follows:


A. Must be at least 21 years of age but not more than 55 years at the time of appointment. A candidate who is over 55 but less than 63 years who, in the opinion of the Chief of Police, possesses special qualifications by reason of training, experience or ability, and is in a position to render valuable service to the Auxiliary Police, may be accepted into the department.                                                                
B. A citizen of the United States.
C. A resident of Westchester County.
D. Eyesight 20/60 correctable to 20/20.
E. Be of good physical and psychological health.
F. Has never been convicted of a: Felony, Class A Misdemeanor, or a series of offenses showing a disregard for constituted authority.
G. Have sufficient command of the English language to carry out duties.
H. Be of excellent character and bear a good reputation in the community.
I. Possess good judgement, tact and initiative commensurate with the position and assignment.
J. Must have a valid, New York State Driver's License.
K. Must successfully pass medical and psychological testing as well as a drug screen.




We look forward to hearing from you in the very near future.

Ray Ballan, Chief of Auxiliary Police



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