Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Cayuga County Auxiliary Police

TheCayuga County Auxiliary Police is a Special OperationsUnit that supports the County Emergency Services response by providing security, traffic management, and disaster assessment services under the authority of theDirector of Emergency Services.

The Auxiliary Police was established pursuant to provisions of the Defense Emergency act of 1951 and is composed of civic-minded residents of the community who work together to improve the level of safety and security in their community.

All members of the Auxiliary Police are trained and certified by New York State as peace officers. All Auxiliary Police personnel are volunteers. 

During emergencies, the Unit is activated to provide on-site security for the Emergency Operations Center, mass gathering shelters, feeding centers, and any other setting where a law enforcement presence is needed and can relieve personnel from County, City or Town and Village police agencies.

During non-emergencies, the Unit is frequently requested to provide security and traffic management at pre-planned events such as the 4th of July Fireworks, the Great Race, parades and participates in multi-agency exercises and drills.  The presence of the Auxiliary Police, in uniform, and on patrol has been proven to reduce vandalism and other crimes in the these environments.  

The Auxiliary Police train for and perform these activities as well as limited patrol duties, acting as the eyes and ears for the regular law enforcement patrol force.

Volunteers are welcome to join the Unit. Before becoming a fully active member, an approved applicant must undergo a criminal background check and successfully complete peace officer training.


Auxiliary Police Officers must be 18 years of age or older to be qualified as a New York State Peace Officer.
Accurate, verifiable application information
Verified criminal background
No felony convictions
No conviction of any crime involving domestic violence or other physical violence
No conviction of any crimes or offenses involving official misconduct, perjury or issues that involve public trust.
Valid New York State Driver’s License. 
Resident of Cayuga County (persuant with New York State Public Officers Law, peace officers must be residents of the County in which they are appointed to serve.)


Chief William Marventano - Cayuga County Auxiliary Police 
Director Brian Dahl - Cayuga County Emergency Services