Edison police put out call for auxiliary officers

The Edison Police Department is seeking new recruits to serve as auxiliary police officers. Applications for the unpaid volunteer posts must be submitted by 4 p.m. Oct. 25.

Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen, age 18 or older, with a high school diploma or G.E.D, and have a valid driver’s license. Applicants must be in good physical condition and pass a criminal background check and an interview. Applicants should be Edison residents or live in towns near Edison that do not have auxiliary police officers.

Auxiliary police officers augment the Edison Police Department, assisting with traffic and crowd control, security, road closures, extra patrols in parks and at public properties, and at emergency or disaster situations.

If selected, applicants must attend the Middlesex County Auxiliary Police Academy from March to mid-June 2020. Training will occur on most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and on some Saturdays.

Interested individuals may contact Lt. Robert J. Dudash Jr. at 732-248-6442 or email at rdudash@edisonpd.org for additional information.

Applications may be downloaded at www.edisonnj.org or from www.edisonpoliceaux.com. A completed application must be mailed to or dropped off at the Edison Police Patrol Bureau, 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ 08817, attention, Lt. Robert J. Dudash Jr.