RPPD Seeking Volunteer Auxiliary Police Officers

The Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) is currently seeking volunteer Auxiliary Police Officers. Candidates must be between 18 and 65 years of age and satisfy a thorough background investigation. Auxiliary Officers are required to volunteer a minimum of eight (8) hours a month as well as attend one (1) monthly training meeting.

Functions for assignment to Auxiliary Police Officer include:

  • Traffic Control
  • Crowd Control
  • Assistance with staffing and functioning during events or times of emergency
  • Maintaining of order as required and/or directed

Beginning in February 2016, Auxiliary Police Officers must complete a 12-week Basic Auxiliary training program conducted by the Union County Police Academy in cooperation with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. Classes will be in the evening twice weekly, and during the day on Saturday. The curriculum includes:

  • Ethics and Morals
  • Police Responsibility to Provide Community Service
  • Alcoholism/Handling Alcoholic
  • Communication Using Flashlights Whistle and Hand Signals
  • Factors Affecting Accident Probability
  • Legal Requirements and Responsibility of Police During Emergency and Pursuit Driving
  • PR-24 (Monadnock Expandable Baton)
  • Observation and Perception
  • Patrol Techniques
  • Terry Stops and Pat Downs
  • Handcuffing Classroom
  • Handcuffing Practical/Weapon Familiarization
  • Domestic Violence
  • Handling Disputes and Disturbances
  • Unusual Occurrences, Disasters, and Accidents
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Motor Vehicle and Traffic Laws
  • Traffic Stop Protocols
  • Arrest, Search & Seizure
  • Use of Force
  • Handling Disorderly persons
  • Civil Government
  • Controlling Crowds and Assemblages
  • CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Criminal Law
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Gang Awareness
  • Hazmat/WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
  • Incident Command
  • Internal Affairs
  • Motor Vehicle/Traffic Stops Practicals
  • Narcotics (including a Controlled Substance)
  • Overview of the Courts
  • Preservation of Evidence
  • Report Writing
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Law Enforcement Officer
  • Unarmed Defensive Tactics
  • Verbal Judo
  • OC Training (Pepper Spray)

Applicants need not be residents if their local police department does not host an auxiliary program and they live within five (5) miles of Roselle Park.

Applications for volunteer Auxiliary Police Officer will be available starting today, November 13th, at the Roselle Park Police Department Records Bureau located at 110 East Westfield Avenue.

Anyone requesting more information can contact RPPD Patrolman Alex Lanza at alanza@roselleparkpd.org or RPPD Lieutenant Theodore Dima at tdima@roselleparkpd.org .

All applications must be completed and returned by Friday, December 18, 2015.