The Lyndhurst Police Auxiliary is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of auxiliary police officer. The Police Auxiliary is a volunteer organization composed of civic minded people who work together to improve the level of safety and security in our community. Its mission and purpose is to augment the officers of the Lyndhurst Police Department by providing crowd control, traffic control, and aid in the visual deterrence of crime. The unit provides protection and security for municipal properties such as schools, parks and recreational fields, and other designated areas. The unit may also respond to calls for police service as directed by proper authority. The presence of the Police Auxiliary, in uniform or on patrol in marked police units, has been proven to reduce vandalism and other crimes in the community. All Lyndhurst Auxiliary officers are required to attend and successfully complete the 52 hour Auxiliary Police training program at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah, NJ. While there, auxiliary officers receive training in areas such as first aid, traffic control, and patrol functions. All auxiliary officers are outfitted with a patrol uniform and will be required to work a regular patrol schedule. Becoming a member of the auxiliary police is a great way for the civic-minded individual to assist their community as well as being an ideal way for those men and women looking to pursue a career in law enforcement to gain police experience. For more information about the Lyndhurst Police Auxiliary, or to get an application, please contact the Lyndhurst Police Department at (201) 939-2900 ext. 2770 or visit our website at lyndhurstpoliceauxiliary.com. The deadline to submit an application is February 6, 2015.