We Want You 

Would you like to become a member of the North Tonawanda Auxiliary Police? Some people join just to be able to help out the community others join so they can get a feel for police work and to see if it is something they want to pursue as a full time career (we've had many who have gone on to become full-time police officers with North Tonawanda, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, NYS Corrections, and many more agencies).

We accept applications all the time, but schedule training twice per year in the Spring and Fall. Thank you for all whom have applied and look forward to meeting and working with the new officers that will be admitted to our program. Please book mark this site for future announcements.

QUALIFICATIONS for Auxiliary Police Officer Applicants

All requirements must be met before graduation. Applicants must:

  • Be citizen of the United States
  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a clean and valid New York driver's license
  • Be of good moral character and has not been convicted of any criminal offense.
  • Be a resident of Niagara or Erie County.

Selection Process:

  • Submit your application
  • Oral interview 
  • Background investigation
  • After you are selected you will attend evening classes.


All recruits will undergo 6-8 weeks of training. Typically, classes run every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7pm - 10pm as well as select Saturday's from 7pm-9pm.-4pm. The following is a list of topics that each recruit must successfully master before graduation:

  • Criminal Law
  • Court System
  • Traffic Control
  • New York State Penal Law (Article 35)
  • Patrol Function
  • Crowd Control
  • Use of force
  • Investigative report writing
  • CPR / First Aid
  • Hand cuffing

Post Training:

    After successful completion of training, all new recruits must be able to meet our minimum requirements:

    • Serve a minimum of 192 hours per year 
    • Respond to emergency call-outs
    • Complete a minimum of two patrol details per month

      No remuneration shall be paid to Auxiliary Police officers for performance of duty, monetary or otherwise.