Danville Police Department Hoping to Boost Auxiliary Program - WSET.com - ABC13

Danville Police Department Hoping to Boost Auxiliary Program


Danville, VA - Danville police said they need your help to keep the community safe.

They are hoping to revamp their auxiliary program, which they said has dwindled over the years.

The auxiliary program has 16 positions and right now only five are filled.

A person in the auxiliary force would be armed and in uniform, and would go out on calls with certified police officers to provide extra man power. 

When Danville has special events  like parades and concerts, that's when the police department finds itself having to take away from patrol to cover security for those events. Building up this auxiliary force would help that.

The police department said officers in the program have to go through a lot of training but not as much as certified officers, and they also aren't paid. They said it takes someone with a lot of dedication to do the job.

"They would have to be trained and they would have to meet the standards that are required of them. It is definitely them giving a level of commitment to volunteerism that you don't see anymore," said Captain Dennis Haley, with the Danville Police Department.

Anyone interested in volunteering with the Danville Police Auxiliary unit can give them call at 434 799-6510.


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