LYNDHURST, N.J. -- Applications are being accepted for a volunteer Lyndhurst auxiliary police officer position, the organization announced.
Duties include crowd and traffic control and the protection and security of schools, parks, recreational fields and other public property.
"The unit may also respond to calls for police service as directed by proper authority," the auxiliary wrote.
Auxiliary officers -- in uniform or patrolling in marked cars -- have "been proven to reduce vandalism and other crimes in the community," the group says.
All auxiliary officers are required to complete a 52-hour training program at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah.
They receive training in first aid, traffic control and patrol, among other tasks.
"All auxiliary officers are outfitted with a patrol uniform and will be required to work a regular patrol schedule," the group said.
Besides serving the community, auxiliary police work is "an ideal way for those looking to pursue a career in law enforcement to gain valuable police experience," the organization wrote.
To be eligible, you must live in Lyndhurst or a surrounding town. A complete background investigation will be done.
INFO: (201) 939-2900, ext. 2770
(DEADLINE: Jan. 20, 2017)