Edison Police seeking auxiliary police officers

The Edison Police Department is seeking applicants to serve as auxiliary police officers.

Auxiliary police officers are unpaid volunteer positions open to U.S. citizen, age 18 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.

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

Applicants for auxiliary police officer should contact Lt. Robert J. Dudash Jr., the auxiliary police liaison at 732-248-6442 or email rdudash@edisonpd.org. Applications can be downloaded at 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. on Nov. 2 to be considered.