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Auxiliary Police Program

The Auxiliary Police Program is a partnership with the Perth Amboy Police Department where volunteers train to operate in times of emergency. These dedicated individuals donate more than 9,000 hours annually to help make the City a better and safer place to live, shop, and work. The Perth Amboy Auxiliary Police pride themselves on being a highly regarded and state recognized Auxiliary Police Force that serves as a model for other NJ Municipalities to replicate.

The Auxiliary Police unit volunteered a total of 9169 hours in 2018. These 25 professional Auxiliary Police Officers have dedicated many hours to downtown patrols, church traffic, parades, processions, carnivals, festivals, waterfront patrol, bike patrol, graffiti enforcement and city parks patrol. They patrol and are utilized seven days a week. They work hand in hand with the Juvenile Aid Bureau implementing curfew enforcement.

It is extremely important that the community is aware of these dedicated citizens who have become an integral part of the Police Department and provide much needed services to the citizens of Perth Amboy. Our Auxiliary Police Unit became the first Auxiliary Unit in the State to be trained on and carry Narcan to help fight our opioid crisis in this Country. Auxiliary Officers have been credited with saving lives with this program, 

Perth Amboy Auxiliary Police
This volunteer Organization is very popular and is often a stepping stone to assist the resident in deciding if this could be their chosen profession helping one attain the knowledge and experience to help truly understand the position of a Police Officer.

The Perth Amboy Auxiliary Police was established in 1946 as the Police Reserve Unit, under the State Civil Defense Act of 1942. In 1954, the Police Reserve Unit grew to a strong 100 Reserve Officers.

The reserves kept their title until 1985, when under a Resolution of the Governing Body, the City of Perth Amboy established the Auxiliary Police Unit.

Under the direct supervision of the municipal Chief of Police and related orders and directives of the Emergency Management Coordinator, the Auxiliary Police are utilized for emergencies, disasters or training missions.

Auxiliary Police Officers volunteer many community service hours. They are trained at the Middlesex County Auxiliary Police Academy and upon successful completion of an 18 week course are sworn-in as Auxiliary Police Officers.

Auxiliary Police Officers work parades, special events, downtown patrol, church traffic, crime watch patrols, bicycle patrol and have an Honor Guard Unit that performs Color Guard functions.

Qualifications for Auxiliary Police:
Must be citizens of the U.S. and residents of the City of Perth Amboy
Must have a High School Diploma or GED
Must be 18 years of age
Must possess a valid NJ Driver License
Be of good moral character and sound mind
Auxiliary Police Officers dedicating 3 years of active service have an opportunity to become paid Special Class I Police Officers.

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Auxiliary Police
Department Phone Number
(732) 324-3875
Department Hours
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergencies: (732) 442-4400
Remains in full operation 24/7
Department Address
365 New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861