Join the Baltimore County Auxiliary Police
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    Do you have what it takes to become a Baltimore County Auxiliary Police Officer?
We are pleased to announce testing dates for applicants:

Tuesday August 27, 2019 6pm - 9pm
Report time 5:45pm

Saturday Sept 7, 2019 9am - 12pm
Report time 8:45am.

Location : Public Safety Building
700 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286

If you are interested in joining us, you can contact the Baltimore County Auxiliary Police Team at 410-887-5892 between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. You may also contact us by e-mail at Be sure to include your full name, address, and phone number.

Applicants must be a US Citizen, be at least 21-Years of Age, be a High School Graduate (or equivalent), possess a Valid Driver?s License, be able to physically perform the duties of an Auxiliary Police Officer, be able to pass a written test, background investigation consisting of personal, work, education, & credit history, and a polygraph examination, and be able to attend recruit training, which is typically spread over six months of Saturdays.

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to join the Baltimore County Auxiliary Police. This page contains information about the requirements to join, the recruit training academy, our officers' yearly participation requirements, and the benefits of being a member.

To contact a recruiter, fill out the interest card below.


An Auxiliary Officer applicant must be someone who cares enough about local government to serve as a volunteer in a public safety capacity, and must:

Be a U.S. Citizen;

Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;

Be a high school graduate or equivalent;

Possess a valid driver's license;

Be able to pass a written exam and an interview board;

Be of good moral character and stable temperament, and able to pass a background investigation consisting of personal, work, education, & credit history, and a polygraph examination;

Present a physician's statement certifying that the applicant is capable of performing the functions of an Auxiliary Officer;

and be able to attend and successfully complete an Auxiliary Training Academy held on various dates over a 6-month period.

Auxiliary Officers must complete the following requirements to maintain their position:

Complete a one-year probationary period, after completion of the Auxiliary Training Academy;

Complete 170 hours of service each year, including:

    Details & Calls for Service Response;

    Monthly Detachment Meeting Attendance;

    Yearly re-certifications in Defensive Tactics, Weapons Qualifications, LEEMCC;

    and 10 hours of in-service training.


Auxiliary Officers receive the satisfaction of making a difference in the communities of Baltimore County, as well as:

Uniform & Equipment Provided by the Department;

Worker's Compensation paid in the event of receiving an on-duty injury;

Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union membership;

Opportunities for Specialized Training;

Maryland State Income Tax Credit after completion of 5 years of service;

and a Length of Service Monetary Award after 25 years of service (LOSAP).

Baltimore County Auxiliary Officers are unpaid volunteers.

If you are interested in a full-time career with the Baltimore County Police Department, find more information below.


Do you have what it takes to become an Auxiliary Police Officer? Fill out the interest card below to receive updates and information about upcoming testing dates and academy classes.

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You can also contact a recruiter by phone at 410-887-5892.
Please include your full name and contact information.



Auxiliary Recruits attend an Auxiliary Training Academy held on various dates (typically Saturdays) over a 6-month period, held at the Baltimore County Police Training Academy in Dundalk.

Upon successful completion of the training curriculum, Probationary Auxiliary Police Officers complete an additional 100 hours of Field Training with an experienced Auxiliary Officer.  

Recruit Training Topics:

* Alcohol Violations
* Arrest & Restraining Techniques
* Auxiliary Rules & Regulations
* Civil Liability
* Constitutional & Criminal Law
* Court Room Procedures
* Drug Identification
* Law Enforcement Emergency Medical Care
* Handling Calls for Service
* Human Values
* Juvenile Law
* Parking Citations
* Police/Community Relations
* Radio Procedures
* Report Writing
* Search of Prisoners
* Defensive Tactics / Weapons Qualification
* Sexual Offender Registration Verification
* Crowd Control 

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