Volunteer and Training Opportunities
The Newark Public Safety Division provides multiple ways to engage with and protect your community. A list with links to more information is below.
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.
The Newark Department of Public Safety cordially invites all individuals, 18 years or older, to participate in our Public Safety Academy. This free, 10-week training workshop offers participants public safety training regarding the operations of the Newark Police and Fire divisions, as well as the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
The Newark Department of Public Safety’s Clergy Alliance program comprises clergy members from a wide variety of faiths to assist police in supporting individuals, families and crime victims by offering counseling, consolation and a caring presence as needed.
The Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) program invites Newark residents to serve as volunteers during an emergency.
Newark Public Safety Divisions
Newark Police Division
The Newark Police Division is entrusted to protect and serve the citizens of the City of Newark by securing neighborhoods, business districts, municipal assets and life, liberty and property. The Police Division currently responds to more than 520, 000 calls for service yearly.
Newark Fire Division
The Fire Division protects the lives and property of the citizens of the City of Newark by fighting fires and responding to sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions, whether natural or man-made. Each year, the Fire Division responds to over 16,720 calls for service.
Newark Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
The Division of OEM is responsible for coordinating training, preparedness and response to man-made and natural disasters, including blizzards, hurricanes, extreme heat, acts of terrorism and special events.