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Dept Head: Chief Jeff Swoboda

Auxiliary Police Unit

Auxiliary Police Unit

Fort Collins Police Services offers free training and volunteer opportunities for citizens over 21 years old through the Auxiliary Police Officer program (under 21? See below).

Auxiliary Police Officers are civilian volunteers who have an interest in law enforcement and assist Fort Collins Police by providing services to the community in those areas that do not require the attention of a sworn officer.  Auxiliary Officers not only work side by side with patrol officers to assist with their duties but also give presentations on crime prevention, conduct traffic control during events, provide security to crime scenes, conduct surveillance, and give tours of the police station.  Auxiliary Officers are required to attend regular training sessions and meetings. 


Auxiliary Police Officer requirements include:

  • must be at least 20 years of age;
  • must be a citizen of the United States or legally authorized for employment within the U.S.
  • must be willing to travel to Fort Collins regularly for training and meetings
  • must possess a valid Colorado driver's license
  • must pass a background check
  • no felony arrests/convictions
  • must pass an honesty/integrity examination

Members of the community are encouraged to join the Department's Police Auxiliary Unit.  Ongoing training and all uniforms and equipment are furnished by Fort Collins Police Services.

Under 21 years old and at least 15? We have the program for you! The Fort Collins Police Explorer program offers similar training and opportunities for younger people interested in law enforcement. Read more about becoming a Police Explorer.

For further information on either of these exciting programs, please contact Sgt. Bob Younger, cnlvdW5nZXJAZmNnb3YuY29t



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