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June 20, 2013
Grosse Pointe Woods is looking for a few good men and women to serve in the public safety auxiliary unit.

Auxiliary officers are uniformed, unarmed, non-sworn public safety officers who assist the department during emergencies and special events in the city, like the summer fireworks display and the annual Memorial Day Circle of Honor ceremony.

They are required to attend training sessions and a two-hour meeting once per month. They are used for the city’s bike patrol and other community policing assignments.

“Our auxiliary officers perform a multitude of tasks that free up our sworn officers to perform their regularly assigned duties,” said Public Safety director Andrew Pazuchowski. “They serve in patrol cars and provide assistance with civil infractions. They are a valuable component of our department.”

Auxiliary officers receive a $500 per year stipend and a uniform allowance. Applicants must be 18 years of age, and Grosse Pointe Woods residency is not required.

For more information, contact the auxiliary unit coordinator, Sgt. Raymond Yonkowski, at (313) 343-2412.

- Kathy Ryan

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