The Nassau County Auxiliary Police Unit 316 serves the communities of Massapequa, North Massapequa & Plainegde. We also work closely with the 7th & 8th Pct. POP units. Our patrol area is from the Seaford boarder on the west, to the Suffolk County boarder on the east, & from Hempstead Tpke. on the north, to Tobay Beach on the south. We patrol the Sunrise Mall, the Massapequa Rail Road Station, the Massapequa Preserve, Burns Park, Post Park, Tobay Beach, the Massapequa & Plainegde Schools, and many more public places in our patrol area.
The Auxiliary Police:
The Auxiliary Police was established
pursuant to provisions of the Civil Defense 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.
How do you benefit as an Auxiliary Police Officer?
Members attend and complete a 150 hour / 36 -session basic training course
which is taught by state certified instructors at the Nassau
County Police Academy. To keep our members updated each member must attend in
service training which is conducted when required. Emergency Medical Technician
(EMT) training at the Nassau Police/Fire Academy is available to all members
after certain criteria is met.
All graduates of the 150 hour / 36 session course are certified as Peace Officers by the New York State DCJS Office of Public Safety. Although auxiliary police officers may not carry firearms in Nassau County, the are trained and certified to carry a police baton and OC spray. Any member who is interested in being considered for promotions must attend and complete a supervisors course at the police academy.
Applicants Must Be
Applicants Must Be Willing To
Members with certain disabilities may be eligible to serve in
such as the Auxiliary Police Communications Unit. If you have any Questions
about the Auxiliary Police or would like to join the ranks of the dedicated members
serving their community, please call 573-8830.
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