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New Brunswick PD Accepting Applications for Auxiliary Police

Applications must be turned in by Jan. 11 to be eligible for spring training.

Applications are being accepted for the New Brunswick Police Department's Auxiliary Police Unit.

The Auxiliary Police program was reinstated in New Brunswick at the beginning of 2012, in a plan to improve relations between the city police department and the community.

In June, seven auxiliary officers graduated from the Middlesex County Auxiliary Police Academy. The volunteer officers are used mostly for community events.

Signing up for the Auxiliary Police program entails 13 weeks of training at the county auxiliary police academy, and will begin in the spring, according to a release from the police department.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and legal residents of New Brunswick at least 18 years of age, possess a New Jersey driver's license, be able to read, write and speak English, agree to a background check and be free of criminal conviction, and physically able to perform assigned duties. Disabilities are not an automatic disqualification, if the applicant can perform the assigned duties, according to the release.

All applicants must also be of "good moral character (based on contemporary standards)" according to the release.

Applications must be turned in by Jan. 11.

For more information, contact Sgt. Scott Gould at (732) 745-5190 or email sgould@nbpdnj.org.

Applications can also be picked up at the front desk of police headquarters, located at 25 Kirkpatrick St.


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