Our Officers Keep Communities Safe
Members of the Auxiliary Police perform routine patrols of their communities. Officers drive through their patrol areas in marked vehicles, serving as a visual deterrent to crime. In addition to deterring crime, Officers assist the police department with auto accidents, disabled vehicles, medical calls, and any other type of calls requiring additional assistance.
In the event they witness a crime or are flagged down by a civillian, Officers are trained to autonomously handle many scenarios, so long as they are able to safely do so. While handling an incident, officers are trained to gather information about an incident while coordinating a response from the police department.
In addition to the standard equipment carried, most of our Officers have been equipped with Narcan, and are trained to use it in the event of a Heroin overdose. This life saving drug can reverse the effects of an overdose. Officers have been trained in safely and correctly administering it, and will do so if they are the first responders to a scene.
Occasionally, Officers will go above and beyond the call of duty by performing certain actions on duty which lead to substantial assistance to Nassau County. Such actions can include saving a life, assisting with an arrest, or affecting an arrest for a crime that occurred in their presence.
“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ” – Tom Brokaw