Auxiliary Police

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Auxiliary Police Officers volunteer their time and receive no financial compensation.

Yes. Auxiliary Police Officers have the power of arrest under limited certain circumstances.

Auxiliary Police Officers may carry a firearm under certain circumstances:

  1. You must graduate Reserve Officers Police Academy.
  2. You must complete a six month probationary period.
  3. You must successfully qualify with the Haverhill Police Department’s firearms instructor. All firearms to be carried must be approved by the department’s firearm instructor PRIOR to carrying.

Auxiliary Police Officers are required to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours per month.

Yes. In addition to the 8 hours per month minimum, Auxiliary Police Officers are needed for 5 mandatory details per year, these mandatory details tend to be the city’s biggest events, inlcuding the Christmas Parade and Fourth of July fireworks.

Most of the details fall on weeknights and weekends.

The department provides the uniform shirt, pants, H.A.P.D. collar pins, a badge, a winter jacket, a rain jacket, and a traffic vest. The department generally doesn't not provide boots, duty belts and additional uniform items.

Generally not. The H.A.P.D. operates three Dodge Charger police cruisers and utilizes other spare police cruisers when available. During some of the larger events, officers sometimes prefer to drive their personal vehicles to their traffic posts and have their vehicles near but that is not required. Transportation will be provided as needed.