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Ferndale Police Auxiliary Officer

May 08, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Location:Ferndale, MI
Employment Type:Other
Department:Police
Description:These volunteer officers relieve regular line officers from performing auxiliary tasks and other functions that deplete the number of regular officers on the street.

The Auxiliary unit is used in a variety of functions ranging from crowd and traffic control to assisting regular officers search a crime scene for evidence. The unit is used also for disasters (i.e., to secure areas and direct traffic because of downed power lines, flood areas and many other disaster situations).

Training:

Ferndale Police Auxiliary members receive a great deal of training, both ongoing as well as formal training. Ongoing training is done locally at the department or around the station (if the auxiliary is practicing traffic direction). The Auxiliary Coordinator directs all training.

Formal training is conducted at Oakland Community College, Oakland Police Academy. The Auxiliary receives 120 hours of classroom and range time, covering 14 topics in the classroom. Topics include:

duties and responsibilities


public relations


criminal law


civil liability


vehicle stops


mechanics of arrest


patrol techniques


police communication


report writing


drunk driving enforcement


traffic direction and control


first aid


narcotics and dangerous drugs


firearms training


defensive tactics


The unit also receives OC (pepper spray) training through the department and CPR/First-Aid Certification annually.

Uniforms:

In Ferndale, the department has always provided our auxiliary members with shirts, pants, hats, badges, coats, bullet resistant vests and name badges.

Auxiliary members are also required to purchase a department-approved firearm, all leather gear (belts, holsters, belt keepers and cuff case). Other equipement includes flashlights, whistles, rain hat covers, radio holsters, pepper spray case and other incidentals. This equipment cost can exceed $1,500.

The Auxiliary unit is a group of dedicated volunteers striving for the betterment and safety of the City of Ferndale and its residents.
Duties:Some functions performed by the auxiliary unit include:

State Fair pedestrian crosswalk


Memorial Day Parade directing traffic and security at the parade


Dream Cruise traffic and crowd control


House Check Program (when residents are going to be away on vacation or any other situations they can notify the Ferndale Police Department and have their homes checked by uniformed Auxiliary officers)


Surveillance projects (capacity of observation and reporting via radio)


Evidence searches at crime scenes (assisting the Detective Bureau)


Devil's Night patrol


Halloween patrol


Downtown details: Christman tree lighting ceremony


Art Fair


Pride Fest


Attend funerals and/used as honor guards


State and National Police Memorial representation in Washington, D.C.


Foot Frolic


Crop Walk


Fraternal Order of Police zoo trip


Olympic Torch Run


9-11 Memorial Service


Homecoming parade


Ferndale High School sports


Flag Raising ceremony


Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics


Fraternal Order of Police Santa Visitation


Many other city functions
Qualifications:The requirements to become an auxiliary officer in Ferndale are as follows:

Have a high school diploma


Be subjected to a background check


Have no criminal record


Pass an oral board interview


Approval and acceptance by the command staff of the Ferndale Police Department




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