The Lakewood Auxiliary Police Unit is a vital part of both the Police Department and the community, assisting with important duties such as traffic direction and crowd control at organized events. They provide support at events including Earth Day, band concerts, Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, Lakewood Arts Festival. Lakewood High School Football games, Lakewood Community Festival and several annual marathons and runs through the City. Auxiliary Police Officers also have the opportunity to ride on patrol with Lakewood Police Officers. In 2008, the Lakewood Auxiliary Police performed over 3,218 service hours for the community. The Auxiliary Police increase the safety of community events and provide the necessary community support.
Applicants for the Lakewood Auxiliary must be at least 18 years of age and must pass a background investigation. Individuals who live or work outside of Lakewood are also welcome to apply. Upon completion of training, auxiliary officers are protected under the Ohio Worker's Compensation and are provided with uniforms and equipment. Applications are available at the Lakewood Police Station, 12650 Detroit Avenue. For more information, contact Lieutenant Gary Sprague at (216) 529-6781.
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