The Department of Law Enforcement Services Auxiliary Police Officer Unit is comprised of volunteer, non-sworn officers that are appointed by the village manager upon recommendation of the director of Law Enforcement Services.
Auxiliary officers are routinely assigned to duties that are commensurate with those of the department's community service officers consistent with applicable laws and local ordinances and are not considered sworn police officers with the power of arrest. Western Springs police auxiliary officers are normally assigned to assist full-time personnel in the daily delivery of quasi-law enforcement services, community relations, and for selected emergency / disaster operations if needed.
Activities & Services
An auxiliary officer should be expected to perform any of the following activities or services including but not limited to:
Enforce parking and ordinance regulations and issue citations for any violations
Direct or assist with traffic control at various traffic crash scenes and local events
Assist with nonviolent prisoner processing
Assist in the impounding and storage of vehicles
Administer first aid if necessary
Complete minor, non-action field reports
Assist with vehicle and residential lockouts
To qualify for appointment to the position of auxiliary officer, an applicant must:
Complete and submit a written application for the position
Be at least 18 years of age
Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
Be a United States citizen
Successfully pass a background investigation
For more information on joining the Auxiliary Unit, please call 708-246-8540.
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