FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Auxiliary Police announced yesterday, it will be holding an information session on Tuesday April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Framingham police station.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to members of our community who may have an interest in participating in public safety by becoming either a volunteer Auxiliary Police Officer or Community Service Officer.
In addition to auxiliary officers who attend a 428-hour reserve police academy offered through the State, we are introducing a new volunteer opportunity – Community Service Officer that will have a 50-hour training program consisting of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training from FEMA, as well as additional medical, traffic control and self-defense training.
Captain Marc Spigel, Commanding Officer of the Framingham Auxiliary Police said “We are currently looking for individuals who live or work in Framingham who have a strong interest and commitment to community service. We are hoping that the new Community Service Officer position we are adding to our auxiliary police program will attract more members of our community who are not able to commit to the training required to become an auxiliary officer, but still want to be part of providing public safety in our community.”
The Framingham Auxiliary Police is a VOLUNTEER organization that has been assisting the Framingham Police Department for more than 76 years.
Membership in the Framingham Auxiliary Police provides a means for residents of Framingham to make their city a safer and better place to live and work.
The Framingham Auxiliary Police is also a component of Framingham Emergency Management, and is trained and prepared to assist our community in the event of an emergency or disaster.
he Framingham Auxiliary Police collectively provide approximately 3,500 hours of community service each year to the city. Our community service includes activities such as weekend patrols, assisting at community events, road races (including the Boston Marathon), and the Concerts on the Green.
If you are interested in community service, over 18 years old, a US citizen, have graduated high school (or have a GED), have no criminal record, and live or work inFramingham you are invited to attend the information session to learn more.
All applicants will be subject to written entrance examinations, interviews and background verification.
All new members will be expected to complete the training program for the position applied for, and commit to between 10 and 20 hours of community service each month.