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A CISCO Security auxiliary police officer stands guard beside an armoured truck while his colleagues deliver high-valued goods to and from commercial clients at Raffles Place, Singapore.
A CISCO Security auxiliary police officer stands guard beside an armoured truck while his colleagues deliver high-valued goods to and from commercial clients at Raffles Place, Singapore.

Auxiliary police (also called special police or special constables) are usually the part-time reserves of a regular police force. They may be armed or unarmed. They may be unpaid volunteers or paid members of the police service with which they are affiliated. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2493x1821, 1633 KB) Description: CISCO Security auxiliary police officer with armoured truck. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2493x1821, 1633 KB) Description: CISCO Security auxiliary police officer with armoured truck. ... Note: Not to be confused with Cisco Systems, an American computer networking company. ... Modern-day Raffles Place, the financial heart of Singapore. ... Special police is a term which can mean a number of things in different countries. ... The Special Constabulary is the auxiliary wing of the British police. ...

In some jurisdictions, auxiliary police have police powers only during an emergency. During regular operations they may be trained to carry out their duties with powers of citizen's arrest— the same power as any other civilian. A citizens arrest is an arrest performed by a person who is a civilian, as opposed to a sworn law enforcement officer. ...


Ontario, Canada

In the Canadian province of Ontario, many police forces utilize the services of auxiliary police. Under the Police Services Act (Ontario), the role of auxiliary police is to assist regular, or sworn, police constables in the execution of their duties, as well as to provide assistance at community events such as parades, fairs, etc. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked...

Auxiliary police in Ontario wear uniforms similar to regular force constables, however, most wear the word "auxiliary" on a rocker panel under the force's crest on each arm, and general wear a red and black checkered head band on their service caps to distinguish them from full time police. Also, auxiliary police officers are usually unarmed, but are trained in firearms, and may be armed during special situations at the discretion of the chief. They may, however, carry a baton and handcuffs while on duty.

Auxiliary officers are often called upon to assist in such things as large scale searches for missing persons, to provide crowd control at large scale events, and often accompany regular force police officers on daily patrols.

Several large police forces in the Toronto area maintain auxiliary police officers, including the Ontario Provincial Police, the Toronto Police Service, the York Regional Police, the Peel Regional Police, and the town of Orangeville Police Service. The Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) is the provincial police force for the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Two auxillary police officers in Ramsden Park The Toronto Police Service (TPS), formerly the Metropolitan Toronto Police, is the police force for the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... York Regional Police is the police force responsible for public order in York Region north of Toronto. ... Peel Regional Police Logo The Peel Regional Police (PRP) provides policing services for Peel Region in Ontario, Canada. ...


In Malaysia, auxiliary police refers to sworn security police officers serving in autonomous government agencies such as the Malaysian Federal Reserve Bank (Bank Negara), the National Anti-Drug Agency (Agensi Anti-Dadah Kebangsaan - AADK), the Federal Land Development Agency (FELDA) and the Inland Revenue Board (Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri); and other institutions with semi-governmental interests. Such institutions include the National Savings Bank (Bank Simpanan Nasional - BSN), Malayan Railways Limited (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad - KTMB), Post Malaysia Holdings Berhad (the national postal service), Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (the largest Malaysian airport operator), the North-South Highway Project (Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan - PLUS), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (the national power service) and other similar strategic organizations. Security police are those persons, usually employed by a governmental agency, who provide police and security services to their properties. ... A train stopping at a KTMB railway station in Kuala Lipis, Pahang Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) or the Malayan Railway is the main rail operator in Peninsular Malaysia. ...

Most of these organizations have already been privatized but are allowed to maintain an auxiliary police unit. Under special circumstances, auxiliary police units have also been established by private companies with no government interests at all such as the force maintained by Resorts World Berhad (RWB), the company that operates the popular resort and casino at Genting Highlands. Resorts World Bhd started in the year of 1980 in Malaysia. ... Genting Highlands Hotel Genting Highlands (Malay: Tanah Tinggi Genting) (1700m above sea level ) is a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia and is home to a famous mountain resort by the same name which can be reached by...

They are not attached per se to the Royal Malaysian Police, but are granted some police powers such as the power to carry out minor investigations or to make arrests within their area of jurisdiction. Some forces are also conferred the authority to issue traffic summonses (that are paid to the Federal Government, not the issuing organization) for offences committed on their area of jurisdiction. While Malaysian auxiliary police officers are empowered to carry firearms, for this purpose they are subject to the same application and approval procedures as any other private company instead of being treated as part of the Royal Malaysian Police. Kuala Lumpur Police Headquarters The Royal Malaysian Police, or Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) in Malay, is a main branch of security forces in Malaysia. ...

Malaysian auxiliary police uniforms have been traditionally different from those of the regular police, but a consolidation exercise by the Management Department of the Royal Malaysian Police Federal Headquarters (Bukit Aman) in 2004 has since authorised the use of regular police dress, insignia and other paraphernalia for sworn auxiliary police officers. The only differences are the unit patches (worn by auxiliary police officers only, sewn on the left sleeve), the shoulder title (which says "Polis Bantuan" or Auxiliary Police, instead of "Polis Diraja" or Royal Police) and the service number (worn by junior police officers of Sergeant Major rank and below, just above the right breast pocket; auxiliary police numbers begin with the letters 'PB' whereas regular officers numbers do not contain any letters.)

Under Malaysian law, auxiliary police officers are obliged to serve voluntarily and are therefore not paid by the Government. As such, they are designated full-time employees of the departments or corporations they serve and are remunerated on a different scale than regular police officers.

Under the Police Act of 1967 (Revised 1988) (Act 344), the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), with the consent of the Minister in charge of police affairs and the King, may appoint any person to hold honorary auxiliary police ranks to the level of Superintendent of Police and below, and to establish their areas of jurisdiction. An Inspector General of Police (IGP) is a high ranking police officer of the Indian Police Service, Sri Lanka Police or Royal Malaysian Police (Polis Di-Raja Malaysia) cadre. ... Armenian king Tigranes the Great. ... Superintendent (Supt. ...


In Singapore, auxiliary police refers to private companies accorded the right to offer armed or unarmed security services to paying clients (as opposed to regular security companies, which offer unarmed services only), which may be governmental or private companies, organisations, or individuals. These armed auxiliary police officers are full-time paid employees of their respective companies, and are not directly affiliated to the Singapore Police Force, although they do take training courses provided by the Singapore Police Force in collaboration with the security companies, and have the privilege of using some recreational facilities and other facilities provided for regular officers. The Jurong Police Division Headquarters at Jurong West Avenue 5. ...

United States

New York City

Main article: NYPD Auxiliary Police

The New York City Police Department Auxiliary Police is a division of the Patrol Services Bureau. It comprises unpaid and unarmed volunteers who primarily patrol via foot, car and bicycle to assist as the "eyes and ears" of the NYPD, reporting crimes to central dispatchers, who then relay the information to NYPD police officers. The Police Department of the City of New York (NYPD) has an unpaid volunteer force known as the Auxiliary Police. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) was created in 1845 and currently is the largest municipal police force in the world with primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... For the band, see The Police. ...

Nassau County, Long Island, New York

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Nassau County Auxiliary Police is a unit of the Nassau County Police Department's Community Safety Unit / Auxiliary Police Section. Members are assigned to 1 of 38 local community units and patrol in marked vehicles helping to make their community a safer place to live. They help prevent criminal activity by being the "eyes and ears" of the Police Department. They direct traffic at parades and special events. Their main mission is to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency. The Auxiliary Police was established pursuant to provisions of the NYS Defense Emegency act of 1951 and is composed of civic-minded residents of the community who work together to improve the level of safety and security in their community.The presence of the Auxiliary Police, in uniform,on patrol in marked police units has been proven to reduce vandalism and other crimes in the community. The auxiliary police officers must attend and complete a 24 week basic training course which is taught by state certified police academy instructors at the Nassau County Police Academy in Massapequa Park, NY. To keep members updated each member must attend in service training which is conducted when required. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training at the Nassau Police/Fire Academy is available to all members after certain criteria is met. All graduates of the 24 week course are certified part time peace officers by the New York State Bureau for Municipal Police. Shoulder patch of the NCPD. It features the arms of the Dutch royal House of Orange-Nassau, after which the county is named. ...

Training includes: Peace Officer powers,New York State Penal Law,Hazardous Materials Awareness,Baton Training Blood-Borne Pathogens, Basic First Aid/CPR, Traffic and Pedestrian Control, and Response to Critical Incidents

Although auxiliary police officers may not carry firearms in Nassau County, they do carry handcuffs, police batons and will soon be issued soft body armor. Any member who is interested in being considered for promotions must attend and complete a supervisors course at the police academy. Students enrolled as criminal justice majors may be eligible for college credits for participation in the auxiliary police program. Nassau County is the name of two counties in the United States of America: Nassau County, New York Nassau County, Florida Category: ...

For more info see their webpage [1]

Hazlet Township, New Jersey

In time of emergency or disaster, Hazlet Township, New Jersey maintains an active volunteer, highly trained and certified Auxiliary police unit that assist the regular Township police force in time of need. Activities on a weekly basis include community policing under the direction of the township's police department and traffic control at emergency situations, fires, car accidents and searches. Also the bike patrol covers Natco Park, Veteran's Park and The Henry Hudson Trail. Map of Hazlet Township in Monmouth County Hazlet Township is a Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... In 1967, state-of-the-art policing was exemplified by a fast response to radio calls in this Black-and-White and a crowd drawn by the siren and flashing lights. ... Along the southernmost segment of the trail, in Marlboro Township. ...


The Israeli term for auxiliary is called "Mishmar Ezrachi"[2] wich can be translated as "Civil Guard". This organization includes, uniformed and non-uniformed civilians who take part in police work in various fields such as:Neighbourhood watch, Regular patrol with marked cars, Traffic city police, Highway police, Bomb squad assistants, Youth crime prevention unit, Police coast guard, Sniper units, Border patrol and Police diving unit. This Auxiliary force is vital to keep the regular missions of the Israeli Police running, because of the nature of life in Israel,containing of many anti terrorist, and bomb threat missions.

Historical auxiliary police units


The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) was name of the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001. ... The Ulster Special Constabulary (USC) was a reserve force of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. ... For other senses of the term, see Black and tan (disambiguation). ... The Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary, generally known as the Auxiliaries or Auxies, was a paramilitary organization within the RIC during the Anglo-Irish War. ...

See also

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The Auxiliary Police were established in 1941 as a Civil Defense unit.
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