The Auxiliary Police is comprised of dedicated volunteer officers who assist sworn police officers in a variety of tasks including traffic control, assisting with special events, issuing parking citations, and more.
Members of the Auxiliary Police wear uniforms identifying them as such and are not sworn, have no arrest powers, and do not carry firearms.
To become an Auxiliary Officer, citizens must have a telephone, reliable transportation, and complete a background check which includes a polygraph examination. Candidates are also required to attend the Citizen's Police Academy, a 10-week class detailing the inner-workings of the Hagerstown Police Department.
Citizens interested in becoming a volunteer Auxiliary Officer should contact Auxiliary Captain Michael Pannill at 301-739-8577 Ext 435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.