Police Department Looking for Auxiliary Police Applicants

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The Metuchen Police Department and the Metuchen Auxiliary Police are looking for Metuchen residents interested in becoming a volunteer police officer in the borough. No prior training is necessary. Training will be provided.

The Auxiliary Police, consisting of both men and women, work with the police department to reduce hazards; assist police officers with patrols of the entire borough; assist in emergency or disaster situations; conduct traffic control, crowd control, road closures; provide extra patrols at schools and places of worship; assist in first aid/CPR; and provide services deemed necessary by Police Chief James Keane. To become an auxiliary officer in the borough, an applicant must be a Metuchen resident, at least 18 years old, possess a valid driver's license and pass a criminal background check.

This is a volunteer position. The auxiliary police officers volunteer their time in an effort to enhance the quality of life for the residents, visitors and businesses in the community.All applicants will be required by the county to attend the Middlesex County Auxiliary Police Academy, which starts in March and runs to June, prior to becoming an Auxiliary Police officer in the borough. 

The academy classes will be held on every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-10:30 p.m. and there are also seven Saturday classes during that time running from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If interested, contact Auxiliary Capt. Richard Dana Jr., Auxiliary Sgt. Angelo Donato at 732-632-8123. Applications are available on the Metuchen website, http://www,metuchennj.org/Police-AUXILIARY APPLICATION.pdf.

 Applications either can be mailed or dropped off at the Metuchen Police Department, 500 Main St. Metuchen, NJ 08840, to the attention of Metuchen Auxiliary Police Sgt. Angelo Donato III.

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