Auxiliary Training

2024 Auxiliary Police Academy (Class 27)

Start Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024
End Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Graduation Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, February 5, 2024

Start Date:
Saturday, February 10, 2024

End Date:
Tuesday, May 21, 2024  
Graduation Date:
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Registration Deadline:
February 5, 2024

Academy Location:
The John H. Stamler Police Academy, 1776 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

The 2024 Auxiliary Police Academy Registration Package includes the following documents:
-Auxiliary Academy Information Packet
-Recruit Application
-Hold Harmless / Indemnification Form
-Health History Form
-Medical Certification Form
-Uniform and Equipment List

Please note that, in addition to the Registration Package, applicants also need to submit the following documents:
-Photograph of Applicant
-Bruce Protocol Stress Test (to be completed by a physician)
-Letter from the Chief/Agency Head confirming a negative drug screening and a completed background investigation

This Auxiliary training program will be offered to all NJ law enforcement agencies at no charge, with the exception of the following equipment fees:
$50 fee for Union County law enforcement agencies
$100 fee for out-of-county law enforcement agencies

Completed Registration Packages should be emailed to NLT February 5, 2024.

Course Curriculum

The training program curriculum meets the NJ State’s requirements and includes the following subjects:

  • 9-1-1 Dispatch and Media Relations
  • Alcoholism / Handling Alcoholics
  • Arrest, Search and Seizure
  • Below 100: Officer Safety Training
  • Boating Safety
  • Civil Government and Police Agencies / Organization of Government
  • Controlling Crowds and Assemblages / Handling Disorderly Persons
  • Criminal Law
  • Defensive Tactics / Monadnock Expandable Baton
  • Directing Traffic / Communication Using Flashlights, Whistle and Hand Signals
  • Domestic Violence
  • Ethics and Morals
  • Ethics in Policing
  • Factors Affecting Accident Probability
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid / CPR / Bloodborne Pathogens / Emergency
  • Childbirth
  • Gang Awareness
  • Handcuffing
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Incident Command
  • Internal Affairs
  • Laws and Basic Procedures in Handling Disorders from Violence, Panic and Mobs
  • Legal Requirements and Responsibility of Police During Emergency and Pursuit Driving
  • MADD / Traffic Safety and Victim Advocacy
  • Motor Vehicle / Traffic Stops Practicals
  • Motor Vehicle and Traffic Laws / Title 39
  • Narcotics (Including a Controlled Burn)
  • NJ Emergency Management Control Plan
  • Overview of the Courts / Court Procedures, Testimony, Courtroom Demeanor
  • Patrol Functions
  • Patrol Vehicle and Pull Over Techniques
  • Pedestrian, Suspect Approach and Contact
  • Police Responsibility to Provide Community Service
  • Preservation of Evidence / Crime Scene Observation and Perception
  • Preserving Scene and Obtaining Witnesses
  • Racial Profiling
  • Racially Influenced Policing
  • Railroad Safety
  • Report Writing
  • School Requirements / Oath; Auxiliary Police Powers
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Law Enforcement Officers
  • Surviving an Armed Encounter
  • Terry Stops and Pat Downs
  • Traffic Control, Enforcement and Use of Flares
  • Unarmed Defensive Tactics
  • Use of Force
  • Verbal Judo
  • Weapon Familiarization / Firearms Safety
  • and OC Training for departments/agencies that request it of their recruits

How to Apply

Contact your local police agency for an application, instructions, and agency specific application deadlines.

History of Auxiliary Police

In or around 1941 under the Civil Defense Act, volunteers fell under the control of the Civil Defense (CD)/Disaster Control Department. The purpose of this was to coordinate the efforts of its members in a common front to protect the lives and property of all persons within its territorial limits against enemy action or natural disaster, and to preserve our national security. At the time this was deemed necessary because of the constant threat of nuclear war with the USSR. The reason for the Civil Defense was that whole areas and population groups would become isolated from the rest of the country in a post attack period. These volunteers were then called “CD” or “civil defense”.

In or around 1952 the wording “CD” or “civil defense” was then changed to “Police Reserve” or “Reserve”, and this was used to describe the group of volunteers. Their role was to aid the police department in daily activities. In or around the early 1980s the designation of “Police Reserve” was then changed to “Auxiliary Police” in accordance with the Office of Emergency Management.

What is an Auxiliary Police Officer?

Auxiliary Police Officers are part of the local Office of Emergency Management; however, they are assigned to the local police agency that they are part of. They assist the police agency with uniformed patrols, provide traffic control, crowd control, and assist at major events.

Some will say an Auxiliary Police Officer is an extra set of eyes and ears for law enforcement. Being an auxiliary police officer is strictly voluntarily. Auxiliary Police do not receive any payment for the duties that they perform. Some responsibilities will vary depending on where that auxiliary officer lives.


Please direct questions regarding this training academy to: RGOTLICK@UCNJ.ORG.