Auxiliary police are uniformed members of the NYPD. They help prevent crime through regular patrols and by providing assistance at major incidents. The program welcomes people who have a sense of community and public service or an interest in a career in law enforcement.

Auxiliary police officers must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Live in New York City or work in New York City and live in one of the six authorized surrounding counties (Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, or Putnam)
  • Be in good health
  • Be able to read and write English
  • Never have been convicted of a felony or arrested for a serious crime
  • Have United States citizenship, a valid visa, or an alien registration card


Learn more about becoming an auxiliary police officer.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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