About the Auxiliary Police
The Auxiliary Police is a volunteer division of the Colonial Heights Police Department. The main function of the Auxiliary Police is to provide support to the patrol division. The Auxiliary Police are utilized on both an assigned and call-out basis, as well to ride-along with officers on patrol. In the past the Auxiliary Police have been able to provide much needed additional manpower during holiday celebrations, storms and disasters, civic events, athletic events, and school functions. Also during the busy season and throughout the year, the Auxiliary Police provide security at local retailers, banks, etc. Besides the initial training upon acceptance by the police department, the Auxiliary Police receive regular monthly training, firearm qualifications, and other mandated qualifications.
The requirements to become an Auxiliary Police Officer are as follows:
- Must be 21 years of age.
- Have a good driving record.
- Pass a background investigation.
- Successfully complete a basic 80-hour course to include handgun qualification.
- Attend monthly training meetings.
- Work a minimum of 16 hours per month.
- Must be a resident of the City of Colonial Heights.
Serving as an Auxiliary Police Officer is an excellent opportunity to aid your community while gaining valuable background experience in police work. Applications for Auxiliary Police Officer are only accepted during open enrollment periods. To inquire further about the Auxiliary Police, please call (804) 520-9311.