Auxiliary Program

Volunteer Police Officers


Auxiliary Police Officers volunteer their time and work a minimum of 16 hours a month with the other patrol officers of the Police Department. The training of an auxiliary police officer parallels that of full time, paid police officers. Their service is provided free to the town. The main function of our auxiliary police officers is to provide support and additional personnel to the patrol division. Apply for an auxiliary police officer position.

An auxiliary officer has received training in the same areas as a police officer. Examples of this training include:
  • Firearms training
  • Criminal law
  • Traffic law
  • Courtroom testimony
  • Accident investigations
  • First aid
  • Self defense
  • Report writing
  • Police driving skills
  • Human and public relations

What are the requirements to become an Auxiliary Officer?

  • All applicants must have completed an FDLE approved criminal justice or auxiliary police academy.
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must possess a United States high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Must not have received a dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Must be in good physical condition
  • Be of good moral character; no felony arrest(s) or misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury or false statements and must not have been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence
  • Must pass a medical examination as required by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Must pass psychological screening program
  • Must undergo a background investigation including polygraph examination
  • Will be tested for controlled substances prior to employment and may be tested for controlled substances during employment in this classification
  • Must complete our hiring process

If I become an Auxiliary Officer, what is my commitment?


Auxiliary Police Officers must volunteer 16 working hours a month. Auxiliary Officers will be credited with ALL work performed on behalf of the Jupiter Police Department. Examples of credited time are as follows:
  • Attending mandatory monthly meetings
  • Patrol ride-a-longs
  • On-view activity
  • Special events
  • In-service training
  • Firearm re-qualification

How do I become an Auxiliary Officer?


If you have what it takes to be a proud member of the Jupiter Police Department Auxiliary Unit and want to be an influence in your community, please contact Officer Joseph Beinlich. If you would like to obtain an application packet, please contact Human Resources.