Auxiliary police unit, motorist assistant team seek recruits

Auxiliary officers are fully trained police officers who are asked to volunteer 250 hours each year.  Members of this volunteer police force contribute significantly to the agency’s ability to deliver an array of services to the community. These volunteers support the department in a variety of ways, including answering calls for service, being available for emergency deployment in adverse weather and supplementing police resources at extended crime scene investigations. In 2010, 21 auxiliary officers contributed more than 8,000 hours to the department.

Members of the Motorist Assistant Team help disabled motorists on our county roadways. These trained volunteers also provide traffic flow assistance at vehicle crashes and special events. In 2010, 11 motorist assistants contributed more than 2,800 hours to the department.

Because of the importance of these operational volunteer groups to our community, the police department would like to enlist additional qualified volunteers.  The department’s next information and recruitment session for both the Auxiliary Police Unit and the Motorist Assistant Team will take place on Jan. 19, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield.

If you are interested in volunteering or you want additional information on the Auxiliary Police Officer and Motorist Assistant programs, please email Carol Maxwell at maxwellc@chesterfield.gov or call her at 804-318-8695. 

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