BOGOTA AUXILIARY POLICE
The Bogota Auxiliary Police, formerly the Bogota Police Reserves, has been in existence since 1950.The name of the organization was changed in 1989 to comply with State law. The Auxiliary Police fall under the State Office of Emergency Management and are under the direct supervision of the Bogota Chief of Police. The Chief of Police designates a regular Police Officer to act as liaison between the Auxiliary Police and regular Police force. All members of the Bogota Auxiliary Police receive basic training at the Bergen County Police Academy in Mahwah as well as additional in-service training throughout the year. During the year, the members of the Auxiliary Police put in several hundred hours to assist the Bogota Police Department during times of emergency such as fires, accidents, power outages, etc. The Auxiliary Police are also utilized by going on Patrol in the Borough and assisting the regular patrol with checks of the schools, churches, parks and other public areas in the Borough. Residents of Bogota as well as Teaneck, Ridgefield Park and Hackensack are eligible to join. To be a member, you must be between the ages of 18 – 65, be physically fit and able-bodied and must be able to perform the duties of an Auxiliary Police Officer.
Interested applicants should stop by Bogota Police Headquarters, 375 Larch Avenue. Upon acceptance of your application, a background check will be conducted. If accepted as a new member, all uniforms and equipment will be provided by the Organization. A yearly clothing allowance is provided to maintain uniforms and equipment. All members must attend a 52 hour Auxiliary Police Class given at the Bergen County Police and Fire Academy in Mahwah, NJ