WHAT IS THE POLICE AUXILIARY?
The Glendora Auxiliary Police was created in 1970 to provide a group of trained, informed volunteers who could be called upon during emergency situations or in the event of a disaster. The Police Auxiliary has evolved into a multi-task-oriented program whose success relies in the commitment and unique skills offered by both senior citizens and other community-minded individuals.
WHAT DOES THE POLICE AUXILIARY DO?
Volunteer officers perform a wide variety of duties both at the police station and out in the community. At the station they may be called upon to fingerprint job applicants, answer phones or assist the Records division. While out on patrol they conduct business foot patrol and provide extra eyes and ears to assist the department in crime prevention, among other things. Another facet of Auxiliary service is participation in Special Details which could range from appearances at community events, parades, and check-points, to traffic control or emergency response in times of disaster. Some Auxiliary officers prefer to limit their duties to clerical/office support at the police facility, while others enjoy challenges that take them out into the community. The Auxiliary program is organized to accommodate and welcome both types of service.
IS TRAINING PROVIDED?
Every volunteer is provided with dozens of hours of training in Police Auxiliary-related duties. Currently, completion of the police department’s Citizens Academy is a prerequisite followed by an additional Police Auxiliary Academy. This training is held for specific areas related to specific assignments and responsibilities.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Volunteers will be expected to purchase their own uniforms and some equipment. The Auxiliary does supply certain items such as rain gear and equipment belt. Costs will vary depending on source. However, after actively participating as a Police Auxiliary Officer for one year, each volunteer will receive an annual uniform allowance of $100. In addition, Worker’s Compensation benefits are provided for each Auxiliary Officer.
The mission of the Glendora Police Auxiliary is to provide a high level of safety, security, and services to all members of our community by working along with officers of the Glendora Police Department, under the leadership of the Chief of Police. We will accomplish our mission by:
- Being a trained body of personnel providing services in areas such as: school and business patrol, trustee visitations, traffic and crowd control.
- Playing a dual role of community member and police department member.
- Answering questions, providing help, assistance, service, and protection to the community.
|Who May Qualify?||How to Apply|
Concerned citizens who are:
Complete the following applications:
Submit both applications to the front
counter of the Police Department.
Individuals do not have to live in Glendora to participate in this community service opportunity.