[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern 5-7-2008 by L.L. No. 6-2008. Amendments noted where applicable.]
An auxiliary police force is hereby established. The auxiliary police persons shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the Chief of Police and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees. The Chief of Police shall conduct a full investigation of the background and history of any such volunteer prior to making a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. Auxiliary police persons shall serve without compensation or payment of any kind. The Chief of Police shall ensure that auxiliary police persons receive sufficient training prior to undertaking activities hereunto.
Auxiliary police persons shall assist in nonpolice matters Village police officers as traffic control, civil events, and emergencies upon their direction in such activities.
Auxiliary police persons shall not carry firearms and shall not have the authority of arrest, issuance of appearance tickets or uniform traffic tickets. Upon completion of training for such devices, auxiliary police persons may, upon written authorization of the Chief of Police, carry handcuffs, which they may use only in emergency situations upon the direction of a Village police officer.
Upon prior approval of the Mayor, the Chief of Police is authorized to adopt additional rules and regulations regarding auxiliary police persons not inconsistent with this chapter.