Since 1946 the Lowell Auxiliary Police has maintained a reputation of providing excellent service to the community. The Auxiliary has evolved from a handful of well-intentioned, civic-minded individuals into a group of dedicated volunteers whose goal is to make Lowell a better place in which to live, work, and do business.
The Auxiliary's main objective is not to perform the regular duties of the LPD, but rather to augment and assist the Department in delivering quality services and promoting a partnership between community and police. Auxiliary Police are uniformed but do not carry firearms. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing crowd and traffic control for city and private civic affairs, assisting in emergencies such as fires and searches for missing persons as well as supporting and providing back up to Civil Defense and Emergency personnel. Applicants train with a supervisor for a minimum of one month and also receive ongoing training at monthly meetings.
Lowell Auxiliary Police provide traffic control at churches on Sunday and assist at many of the city's large funerals. The Auxiliary is also involved in Memorial Day parades, dedications and events, Fourth of July Family Fair activities, concerts and fireworks and security at schools and civic buildings on Halloween.
Applicants looking to become an Auxiliary Police Officer must meet the following requirements:
Be at least 18 years of age
Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D.
Be in good physical and mental health and produce medical clearance from physician
Be a United States Citizen
Must have no criminal record
For further information about the Lowell Auxiliary Police, please contact Officer Francisco Maldonado in the traffic unit at 978-674-1892.