Joined: 08 Feb 2008
Location: 4th Precinct Smithtown
|Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:11 pm Post subject: SCAPD Members Join the NYS Association of Auxiliary Police
The New York State Association of Auxiliary Police represents members of Auxiliary, Special & Reserve Departments in New York State.
NYSAAP IS A FRATERNAL GROUP SUPPORTED SOLELY BY ITS MEMBERS. WE DO NOT SEEK OR ACCEPT DONATIONS IN ANY MANNER FROM THE PUBLIC.
The primary purpose and objective of the Association is to promote and improve the benefits of its members, promote the understanding and cooperation between members of the Association and of professional Law Enforcement agencies with whom they interact, and promote the value of volunteer Law Enforcement programs to the communities they serve.
The secondary purpose and objective of the Association shall be to set a standard to allow Auxiliary Units to be organized in municipalities, many of which may not have such organizations as of yet, and assist in legislation that may need to be set or amended.
The Association helps the Departments share ideas for Recruitment and Training on their AOL Group. This is the best place to get info on what's happening. The State is very big, so the group doesn't get to meet as often as we would like. So the AOL group has become the "virtual meeting room."
We keep the members informed of any bills in Albany that may have an impact on them.
We believe Uniformed Volunteers, working with and under the direction of their local law enforcement, should receive similar benefits and protection as those given to Volunteer Fire Fighters & Volunteer Ambulance Corps Members. We recognize the need for statewide standards & training. We support any legislation required to achieve this goal.
Please see WHY WE NEED NEW LEGISLATION FOR CLASSIFICATION AS VOLUNTEER PEACE OFFICERS
Over the years, many good bills have been introduced in Albany for Auxiliary Police. But, they never get to the floor to be voted on.
The State Association is not suppose to replace any local associations. We are here to help them. We encourage local participation & control. but, No matter how good a piece of legislation is, you can't get enough support in Albany with just your local legislators.
You need all of us, calling our own legislators to get statewide support.
Future goals of the association include:
Supporting legislation that will give us equality with the benefits of Volunteer Fire Fighters.
Holding bi-annual Conventions in various parts of the state with a Parade of Volunteers, like the old state association had in the 1970's.
Offering training to local volunteer police units on a statewide standard.
Assisting local units with recruiting
Seeking funding for local programs
Offering web space & e-mail for local programs
Offering assistance to other programs outside of New York State in setting up a state association of their own.
Working with other associations and State & the federal governments on ways we can help with home land security and how we can help Volunteer Programs like these operate nationwide.
Sgt Timothy Boyce
Suffolk Auxiliary Police
Patrol Officer, Unit 4