Auxiliary Police BadgeThe Fairview Park Auxiliary Police Unit is a volunteer unit of up to 25 officers sworn to uphold the law and protect the citizens of Fairview Park, Ohio. A part of the Fairview Park Police Department, the purpose of the Auxiliary Police Unit is to assist regular officers in maintaining order and public relations with the public.

Being an Auxiliary Police Officer means you are a volunteer, sworn to uphold the law and protect the citizens by being an additional set of eyes and ears. The Auxiliary Unit supplements regular police patrols and assists with duties of lesser urgency that would keep them from the important job of protecting the community.

Auxiliary officers perform a varied range of duties. From service-oriented activities such as traffic control, vehicle lockouts, vehicle buddy bumps, and school guard duties to police tasks such as prisoner checks, prisoner meal pickup/delivery, warrant pickup assists, vehicle impounds, vacation watches, and evidence transport.

Auxiliaries also perform many special details. From Memorial Day weekend through October 31, they man Park Patrol, which consists of patrolling all City parks and closing them down at the appropriate hour. Auxiliaries assist with the various parades that take place in Fairview Park each year as well as a number of community and charity events, including Shop With a Cop, Operation Medicine Cabinet, and Santa Patrol.

Interested in joining the Auxiliary Police Unit? Contact Lt. Paul Shepard at 440-356-4415.

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