PHOTO: From left are: Auxiliary Deputy Chief Ray Estenes, Auxiliary Chief Dave Deigert, Doreen Garcia, Steve Egoavil, Mayor Stephanie Murray, Sara Martini, Sam Fowler, Sal Montore, Vincent Light and Police Chief Craig Weber

 

MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Township Committee welcomed the newest members of the Middletown Township Police Auxiliary to the ranks at the February meeting. The officers are Steve Egoavil, Sam Fowler, Doreen Garcia, Vincent Light, and Sal Montore, Sara Martini.

“Dedicated volunteers such as you are among the reasons Middletown is a great place to live and work,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Murray. “Thank you for commitment to serve as a member of our Police Auxiliary.”

This crop of Auxiliary Officers are all township residents and graduates of the Middlesex County Basic Auxiliary Police Academy. The course consisted of 167 hours of instruction in various areas, such as: traffic direction and control, crowd control, preservation of evidence, police investigation, ethics, and first aid. The officers also undergo local training in the Middletown Police Auxiliary Field Training Program.

The Middletown Auxiliary Police is a 100% volunteer organization that falls under the direction of the Middletown Police Department. An Auxiliary Police Officer performs general law enforcement functions, which includes street patrol, conducting preliminary police investigations, report writing, traffic control, issuance of citations, and other basic law enforcement functions.  They are utilized at special events such as parades, street fairs, and security for community events and during weather and other emergencies. The Police Auxiliary provided 6,225 hours of service in 2014.

If you are 18 years of age or older and would like to volunteer with the Middletown Township Police Department as an Auxiliary Police Officer, please call Sgt. Charles Terefenko at 732-615-2041.