Nov. 4, 2013
The Albemarle County Police Department is hoping to grow its presence by about twenty people by using an auxiliary police force.
The auxiliary officers would be fully sworn and trained, just like current officers, except they would be completely volunteer.
Colonel Steve Sellers with the Albemarle County Police Department says the force would give qualified people who have always wanted to be an officer a chance to give back.
"Since we don't have enough officers to go around to hit all of the communities, let's invite the community into the police department and be a part of our department and a solution to the problems that we have within our community, whether it's traffic safety, crime, crime prevention, and so forth," said Sellers.
The program will go before the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors for consideration Wednesday.
Police need the supervisors' support to move forward and set a date for a public hearing.