Auxiliary Police

The Trenton Police Department is seeking residents to serve on its Auxiliary Police Unit which acts as the eyes and ears of the Police Department and assists at the many special events and as needed by the police each year. Click to download Auxiliary Police Application.

Selected candidates appointed as Auxiliary Officers for the City of Trenton are non-commissioned and unarmed officers; however, they are permitted to carry Department-issued handcuffs when on duty and in uniform to assist Patrol Officers as requested. Auxiliary members are also permitted to carry Department-issued OC pepper spray when in uniform following required departmental training. All uniforms and training are provided to the Auxiliary Unit without charge by the City of Trenton. Qualified Auxiliary Officers are encouraged to:

  • Patrol the business and residential areas of the City;
  • Assist Patrol Officers as directed;
  • Provide help to motorists and disabled vehicles;
  • Participate in the Memorial Day Parade, Summer Festival;
  • Assist at accidents scenes add accident scenes and during road construction;
  • Report suspicious behavior;
  • Handle parking and traffic control for special events - festivals, funerals, school events, recreation events, etc..

Anyone interested in applying for the Auxiliary Unit must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age;
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent;
  • Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and acceptable driving record;
  • Must not have any criminal record;
  • Must be willing to sign a release for a complete background investigation to include inquiries into criminal history, driver’s license and driving record, law enforcement records, employment history and performance, and any other checks deemed necessary;

Members of the Trenton Auxiliary Police Unit have the opportunity to obtain training and experience in several areas of law enforcement. Members of the Auxiliary Police are required to participate in approximately 30 hours of in-service training.  They receive training in CPR, first aid, blood borne pathogens, crime prevention, traffic control and crowd control as well as other training.

Successful candidates appointed as Auxiliary Officers for the City of Trenton will be expected to:

  • Understand and comply with the Rules and Regulations / Policies and Procedures Manual for the Trenton Police Department and with those sections outlined specifically for the Auxiliary Police Unit;
  • Adhere to the Mission Statement and Code of Ethics established for the Department;
  • Make a minimum one-year commitment of participation to this Unit, in fairness to the expense incurred in selecting, training, and equipping new Auxiliary Officers.
  1. Todd Scheffler

    Chief of Police
    Phone: 734-676-7095