Auxiliary Police

The Waltham Auxiliary Police Department
is currently seeking qualified applicants

Joining the Auxiliary Police Department is a great opportunity for individuals looking to get started in law enforcement or for community-minded adults who wish to help out in law enforcement while maintaining a full-time job or career.

The Auxiliary Police Department also welcomes retirees and individuals that are between careers or anyone who has a desire to get involved with community policing.

The Waltham Auxiliary Police Department is a non-sworn, unarmed, volunteer organization of men and women between the ages of 21 and 70 that are committed to the safety and well-being of the citizens of Waltham. Its primary goal is to make the City of Waltham a safer community in which to live.

In addition to patrolling, the Waltham Auxiliary Police Officers provide traffic support for road and bicycle races, parades, municipal and private events and functions. Enforcing parking restrictions and aiding in miscellaneous daily operations as needed are other ways in which Auxiliary Officers function.  In the summer months, the patrols increase to include weeknights.  The Auxiliary Police also safeguard the grounds and municipal buildings in the City of Waltham as well as the parks, playgrounds, and other public places.

The Auxiliary Police unit provides added traffic and patrol support to the department by patrolling certain areas of the city such as Main and Moody Streets as well as the Charles River Walk.

The Waltham Auxiliary Police Department has been recognized as one of the leading Auxiliary Departments in the State. The training received in the program is excellent and creates a solid foundation to build upon to further one’s career in law enforcement.


As an Auxiliary Police Officer, you will be trained in many aspects of police work. Each newly appointed officer is assigned to a Field Training Officer who oversees their development for the first several months.

Officers receive annual training and certification in CPR and the Red Cross First Responder course, handcuffing, Use of Force, defensive tactics and the use of O.C. pepper spray.

Contacts & Requirements:
For consideration you must:

  • Possess a valid Massachusetts Driver's License
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • Pass an extensive background investigation
  • Attend bi-monthly meetings the second and fourth week of each month.

JOIN the Waltham Auxiliary Police

Open informational and recruiting meeting held the first Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm, at the Waltham Police Department Headquarters, 155 Lexington St.