EDISON – The Edison Police Department announced that they are seeking applicants to serve as auxiliary police officers.

The auxiliary police officers augment the Edison Police Department by assisting with traffic control functions, crowd control and security, road closures, extra patrols in parks and public properties, and may be dispatch to emergency or disaster situations.

Auxiliary police officers are unpaid volunteer positions open to U.S. citizen, age (18) eighteen or older, with a high school diploma or a G.E.D and a valid N.J. driver's license. Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to pass a criminal background check and interview. The applicants should be Edison residents, or live in towns near Edison that do not have auxiliary police officers of their own.

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Applications must be submitted by no later than Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm to be considered for the 2020 appointment process, stated the Edison Police Department. Applications can be downloaded from the Edison Township Website: www.edisonnj.org or from 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.

All applicants if selected will be required to attend the Middlesex County Auxiliary Police Academy which starts in early March 2020 and extends until Mid-June 2020. The training will occur on most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and some Saturdays during that period of time.