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The Suffolk County Auxiliary Police is a volunteer Civil Defense force equipped and trained to assist the Suffolk County Police Department, serving as additional "eyes and ears", in an effort to improve police response to the needs of the residents of Suffolk County, NY. and to assist the police during times of natural or man made disaster. The Auxiliary Police program is made up of approximately 200 dedicated men and women who care enough to give something back to their community. Members undergo extensive training from the Suffolk County Police Department and are prepared to respond at a moment's notice in the event of an emergency. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION NOW

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 We are currently actively recruiting members for all Precincts


Auxiliary Police requirements 

  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

  • Applicant must be a resident of Suffolk County.

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Must have reached age of 21 by date of appointment.

  • Applicant must be of good moral character, have a clean criminal record and be willing to submit to fingerprinting as part of the background investigation.

  • NYS Driver's license.

  • Applicants must pass medical, psychological and fitness examinations administered by the County of Suffolk.

  • Once accepted into the program, all Auxiliary Police Officers must successfully complete a 40 hour basic training course and contribute a minimum of 10 hours a month to the Auxiliary Police Program.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q - Are Suffolk County Auxiliary Police required to carry a firearm?

    A - There is no requirement for an Auxiliary Police Officer to carry a firearm at any time. Those who wish to carry a firearm while on duty must complete a probationary period and undergo extensive training before they are permitted to carry the firearm.

    Q - I was/am an Auxiliary Police Officer in another jurisdiction outside Suffolk County. Can I simply transfer and be exempt from Basic Training?

    A - Those seeking to join the Suffolk County Auxiliary Police, regardless of any prior affiliations with another Auxiliary Police program, must undergo the standard application process and attend the Basic Training course provided by the Suffolk County Police Department Emergency Preparedness Section.

    Q - Will becoming an Auxiliary Police Officer help me to get on the regular police force?

    A - Being a member of an Auxiliary Police program does not in any way add points to any Civil Service Exam or give you preferential treatment in hiring for any Civil Service position including but not limited to police positions.

    Q - What kind of law enforcement powers do I have as an Auxiliary Police Officer?

    A - Auxiliary Police Officers are civilians and have the same arrest powers as any other civilian in New York State. During a legal declaration of disaster, the County Executive and the County Legislature may bestow temporary & limited peace officer status on any activated Auxiliary Police if a true need exists. The limits of this peace officer status would be defined by the resolution which grants the status.

    Q - What are the duties of an Auxiliary Police Officer?

    A - Auxiliary Police patrol as an additional set of eyes and ears for the Suffolk County Police. In addition to patrol, typical duties include directing traffic at parades, accident scenes and during power outages. Assisting the police at large scale events such as fireworks displays, carnivals, community festivals, air shows and any other event involving large crowds. During disasters the Auxiliary Police assist with many non essential police duties which can free up the regular police to perform their primary function.

    Q - What are the medical and fitness standards for the position of Auxiliary Police  Officer?

    A - Auxiliary Police must meet the same physical and fitness standards as the regular police department. Current information on these standards is available by calling the Suffolk County Police Emergency Preparedness Section at (631) 852-6355

    The Auxiliary Police Office is located in the Suffolk County Probation Building which is off Yaphank Ave. 1/4 mile south of Suffolk County Police HQ in Yaphank, NY.Phone (631) 852-4921 any Monday evening (except holidays) to receive application information or DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

    Phone (631) 852-4921 any Monday evening (except holidays) to receive application information. The office is open Monday Evenings from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Closed on holidays)

    Contact Information:

      Suffolk County Auxiliary Police
    PO Box 127
    Yaphank, NY 11980
    Phone (631) 852-4921

    Program Administrator:

      Emergency Preparedness Section
      Suffolk County Police Department
      30 Yaphank Ave.
      Yaphank, NY 11980
      Phone (631) 852-4921

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    The New York State Association of Auxiliary Police
    for the use of this web space.