The Bellmore, Merrick and North Bellmore Auxiliary Police Units have received $1000 each from the Hempstead Town board as part of a program to offer $19,000 in funding for county auxiliary police training. Nassau County Auxiliary Police Sargent Marcelo Kreisel accepted on their behalf. The Civil Defense Auxiliary Police assist in many police activities, such as crowd control, roadway crossing assistance and traffic control.
“The assistance that the men and women of the auxiliary police provide to our great police departments directly contributes to making America’s largest township one of the safest places in which to live and raise a family,” stated Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino.
The Town of Hempstead also executed agreements to provide $1000 each to the Wantagh and Seaford auxiliary police units.
“One of the things that makes Hempstead Town a great place to live is the selfless volunteers who step up to make our communities safer,” said Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad.
The funding provided by the Town of Hempstead will be used by each unit to recruit, equip, and train its members. If you are interested in joining your local Auxiliary Police Force you can go to its website to fill out an application, at http://pdcnaux.org/recruitment.html.
Santino concluded, saying: “These monies that we convey to local auxiliary police units are an investment in the safety of our families.”