Auxiliary Police

The Auxiliary police is a volunteer organization which was established in 1943. Auxiliary officers must fill out application (see link below), must pass a background check and go through an interview process. Our Auxiliary department has 15-20 dedicated officers who work closely with the police department. Auxiliary officers are an extra set of eyes and ears on our city streets. The police department puts Auxiliary members through some basic training at the department. Some of the duties include nightly patrols in a marked car. Auxiliaries also play a large role in assisting with many events throughout the year, like Canal Fest, 4th of July fireworks, parades, races, etc. Many past members have moved on into law enforcement careers all over the state, and into our own police department. The minimum age requirement is 21; exceptions may be made for Criminal Justice majors with department approval. If you are looking for a way to give back to Tonawanda, or looking for a career in law enforcement- this is a great stepping stone or opportunity to give back! Non-city residence may apply for the Auxiliary department.
Click here for Auxiliary Police Application