Apache Junction Police Department needs auxiliary patrol volunteers

The Apache Junction Police Department is seeking volunteers to participate in its Auxiliary Patrol division.
These volunteers assist with traffic control and complete appropriate department reports and service assistance such as transporting department vehicles for service, refueling and washing vehicles, according to a press release.

Volunteers in this unit may also provide extra patrol consisting of residential/business checks to act as the eyes and ears for officers; reporting hazardous conditions; reporting abandoned vehicles, unusual occurrences, especially suspected criminal or life-threatening activity.

To be successful in this position, a volunteer must be able to communicate clearly and concisely (both verbally and in writing); conduct himself or herself in a positive and professional manner and maintain strict confidentiality.

This work can be very physically demanding so a volunteer must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift at least 50 pounds, according to the release.

In addition, applicants must successfully complete a criminal history, a truth verification test (polygraph or voice stress analysis) and undergo fingerprinting.

Volunteers are asked to commit at least one year of service and at least 16 hours a month.

To learn more about the AJPD volunteer program and begin the application process, visit www.ajcity.net/pdvolunteers.

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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