Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and the Hempstead Town Board are helping the volunteers who help our police officers by awarding various Auxiliary Police Units $19,000 to fund their training. The funding will provide $500 per unit in incorporated villages and $1,000 per unit in unincorporated hamlets. The Civil Defense Auxiliary Police assist in many police activities, such as crowd control, roadway crossing assistance and traffic control.
“The assistance that the men and women of the Auxiliary Police provide to our great police departments directly contributes to making America’s largest township one of the safest places in which to live and raise a family,” stated Santino. “The Town of Hempstead is honored to be able to provide assistance to this group of volunteers.”
The Town of Hempstead executed agreements to provide $500 to the Civil Defense Auxiliary Units of East Rockaway, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre and Stewart Manor for the 2017 year. The town also agreed to provide $1,000 to each of the following units that serve unincorporated areas: Baldwin, Bellmore, East Meadow, Elmont, Five Towns, Lakeview, Levittown, Merrick, North Bellmore, Oceanside, Roosevelt, Seaford, South Hempstead, Uniondale, Wantagh, and West Hempstead.
“One of the things that makes Hempstead Town a great place to live is the selfless volunteers who step up to make our communities safer,” said Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad.
The funding provided by the Town of Hempstead will be used by each unit to recruit, equip, and train its members. If you are interested in joining your local Auxiliary Police Force please go to their website to fill out an application http://pdcnaux.org/recruitment.html.
“Hempstead Town officials want to do everything possible to make our communities the safest place anywhere,” concluded Santino. “These monies that we convey to local auxiliary police units are an investment in the safety of our families.”