The Joliet Auxiliary Police have a long history with the Joliet Police Department. Established in 1955, volunteers had donned uniforms and assisted in parking vehicles on Sundays at local churches. The organization has grown in size and responsibilities. Our current Volunteer officers supplement our city’s police staff, during parades, marathons, races and other special events. The auxiliary officers go through a minimum of 30 hours of training, consisting of; traffic control, radio communication, first aid, hazmat, policies of the department and the auxiliary association, defensive tactics and other on the job training, such as assistance with the abandoned vehicle program. They have within their organization, an administrative board, and rank structure consisting of auxiliary officers, sergeants, lieutenants, a captain and a chief.
The Joliet Auxiliary Police Association is currently taking applications for prospective candidates. An application can be obtained from the Joliet Police Department’s Traffic division. Applicants must be 21 years of age, citizen of the United States, submit and pass a background check per city ordinances. A selected member will have to complete 30 hours of training within the first year, and 30 hours per year of volunteering with the Joliet Police Department.