NEW BRUNSWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 14, 2012
For further information contact:
Lieutenant J.T. Miller, Public Information Officer
(732) 745-5193 (office)
Auxiliary Police Officers Graduate from Academy
On Wednesday evening, June 13, 2012, six men and one woman representing the New Brunswick Police Department graduated from the Middlesex County Auxiliary Police Academy. These men and woman are the first class of auxiliary officers the department has had since the late 1990’s. Graduating in last night’s ceremony was Juan Martinez, Luis Berrios, Edwin Lazo, Nicole Lewis, Jose Gomez, and Zair Hill, and Ervin Gomez.
The auxiliary police academy was 13 weeks of extensive training, covering a variety of police related topics and physical fitness. The Auxiliary Police is a volunteer program where individuals utilize their training to give back to their neighborhoods and assist the police department during community-oriented events. Auxiliary officers will be utilized during scheduled activities such as parades and festivals where an extra set of hands, eyes and ears are always be beneficial.
Police Director Anthony Caputo is excited about the newly instated auxiliary police program and looks forward to the positive interaction auxiliary officers will bring to our neighborhoods. He commends the auxiliary officers on their dedication, and applauds their willingness to volunteer their personal time to reach graduation and begin their service to the community.
Auxiliary officers will get their first opportunity to serve during The City’s Independence Day Celebration on July 1, 2012. This event will be held in Boyd Park featuring a music celebration from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and concluding with fireworks at 9:15pm.
If you are interested in becoming an Auxiliary Police officer visit the police department’s website at http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/police/2012/join-today/ or contact Sergeant Scott Gould at (732) 745-5190.
Photo of new Auxiliary Police Officers from left to right: Juan Martinez, Luis Berrios, Edwin Lazo, Nicole Lewis, Jose Gomez, Zair Hill and Ervin Gomez.