TAYLOR (WWJ) –  The Taylor Auxiliary Police Department is accepting applications for its next police academy in February.

The Auxiliary Police is a force of community-minded volunteers dedicated to serving Taylor residents and the Taylor Police Department.

Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 21-years-old, be in good physical condition and have a high school diploma or GED. The applicant must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and good traffic and criminal records. Taylor residency is not required.

Applications may be picked up at the Taylor Police Department or can be downloaded online. Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off at the Taylor Police Station, 23515 Goddard Road, east of Telegraph Road.

The 18-week academy begins February 5. Class times are noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Training will run a minimum of 219 hours of class type instruction, physical fitness and range training.

After an officer graduates, they are required to attend a monthly training session and to qualify every six months with their firearm. They must work at least 20 hours per month at details and scheduled road patrols and assist the Taylor police department as needed.

For more information, contact Commander Paul Beaven by email at tapdtrn@gmail.com.


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