EDISON, NJ – The Edison Police Department is seeking applicants to serve as auxiliary police officers. In a statement issued Thursday, the Department advised that applicants for auxiliary police officer should contact Lt. Robert J. Dudash Jr., the auxiliary police liaison at (732) 248-6442 or to rdudash@edisonpd.org. Applications can be downloaded from the Edison Township website: www.edisonnj.org or www.edisonpoliceaux.com. Completed applications must be mailed or dropped off to the Edison Police Department, Patrol Bureau, 100 Municipal Blvd. Edison, NJ. 08817, Attention: Lt. Robert J. Dudash Jr. Applications must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to be considered according to the Department.

The Edison Police Auxiliary is a 100% volunteer organization.  Edison’s auxiliary police officers routinely assist the Edison Police Department with traffic control, crowd control and security at public events, road closures, and extra patrols in parks and public properties. The auxiliary officers may also be dispatched to emergency or disaster situations.

If selected, applicants are required to attend the Middlesex County Auxiliary Police Academy which starts in March 2019 and runs until mid-June 2019. The training occurs on most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and some Saturdays during that period of time.

According to the Edison Police Department, to qualify, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, age (18) eighteen or older, with a high school diploma or equivalency diploma and a valid state driver's license. Applicants must be in good physical condition, pass a criminal background check and an interview. The applicants should be Edison residents, or live in towns near Edison that do not have auxiliary police officers of their own.