Auxiliary Police

The Waltham Auxiliary Police Department
is currently seeking qualified applicants.
Joining the Auxiliary Police Department is a great opportunity for younger 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 the time and energy 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, throughout the calendar year, the Waltham Auxiliary Police Officers provide traffic support for road and bicycle races, parades, municipal and private events and functions.
Through the support of Chief Keith Macpherson, 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 ones career in law enforcement.
Our Mission:
The Auxiliary Police Department assists the community and the police in numerous capacities. During the school year, the Auxiliary Police patrol the school grounds and the buildings during weekend night patrols. In the summer months, the patrols increase to include weeknight patrols.
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 enforce parking restrictions and aid in the daily operations of the Waltham Police Department when needed.
Recently the Waltham Auxiliary Police Department added a bicycle unit. This four-officer unit provides added traffic and patrol support to the department. The bicycle officers patrol Main and Moody Streets as well as the Charles River Walk.
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. Each Auxiliary Officer is also required to complete to the 120-hour Massachusetts Reserve Intermittent Police Academy within 2 years of his/her appointment.
Officers receive annual training and certification in CPR and the Red Cross First Responder course, handcuffing, Use of Force, defensive tactics, the use of O.C. pepper spray and expandable batons.
The Waltham Police Department Training Division also conducts training in the following areas for all Auxiliary Officers: firearms training, defensive driving, hostage/barricade person, initial response, K-9, hazardous materials, interview techniques, terrorism, criminal and constitutional law, report writing, motor vehicle law and procedures, police communications, and accident investigation.
Contacts & Requirements:
For consideration you must:
  • Posses a valid Massachusetts Driver's License
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • Pass an extensive background investigation
  • Complete the Massachusetts Reserve / Intermittent Police Academy
  • 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-7:30pm, at the Waltham Police Department Headquarters, 155 Lexington St.