Auxiliary Police Volunteers

The auxiliary police are an organized volunteer group of men and women from the community that assist the Newark Police Division during emergency situations resulting from natural or unnatural causes which endangers the health, safety or resources of the residents of Newark.

An auxiliary program provides valuable benefits to City of Newark by supplementing resources during an emergency. Applicants are required to attend an Auxiliary Police Academy which consists of 100 hours of training during nights and weekends. The duration of the academy is approximately six weeks with classes held during evening hours, three days per week and some Saturdays (schedule may be subject to change). Members are trained in areas concerning public health, law enforcement techniques, CPR/first aid, use of force, crowd/traffic control and the power and authority of auxiliary police.

The Department of Public Safety is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all prospective and current employees and does not discriminate regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Applicants seeking appointment to the Auxiliary Police program must successfully complete an application, interview and background investigation. The information requested in the application is necessary to be used in a background investigation. Information that is provided is confidential and will be used for employment purposes only.

All questions in the application must be completed honestly, accurately and thoroughly. The information provided will be carefully reviewed and evaluated to determine your eligibility for appointment. It is your responsibility to provide complete and accurate information for all questions. The deliberate omission of information will be cause for immediate disqualification.

The following are eligibility requirements for appointment to the Auxiliary Police:

  • Citizen of the United States and a resident of Newark;
  • Must be between 18 and 65 years of age;
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent certificate;
  • Able to read, write and speak the English language;
  • Must accurately complete the application packet;
  • Must agree to an extensive background investigation;
  • Must have good moral character;
  • Free of criminal conviction involving moral turpitude;
  • Physically qualified to perform assigned duties. Physical disability is not a disqualifier if the person is able to perform assigned duties;
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license by date of appointment, if vehicle operation is required;
  • Must be able to successfully complete the required basic auxiliary police training course.

If an application is submitted when a training class has not been scheduled, the application will be kept on file for consideration for the next class. The following are instructions to properly complete an application for appointment to the position of Auxiliary Police Officer:

All questions must be answered truthfully and to the best of your ability.
All questions that pertain to the applicant must be answered.
Do not leave blank spaces, use N/A (Not Applicable) for questions that do not apply to you.