Auxiliary Police

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INTRODUCTION

The Holyoke Auxiliary Police Division is a volunteer, trained and uniformed division of the Holyoke Police Department.  It consists of an Auxiliary Police Chief, Commanders and Supervisory Officers and also comprises of 70 plus members. 

The Auxiliary Police supports the Holyoke Police Department’s Bureau of Field Operations for services such as the Saint Patrick’s Road Race and Parade, Boston Marathon at Hopkinton,  Our Lady of Fatima Candlelight Street Procession at Ludlow, Annual Fireworks, Celebrate Holyoke, Hispanic Festival, Memorial Day Parade, Local Church Details, Parades, Veteran's Ceremonies, and Emergency Services.

Two marked police cruisers are assigned to this division to facilitate their duties.

The HAPD also has a Special Uniformed Honor - Color Guard 

Sergeant Miguel DeJesus Sr.

Sergeant  Jose Torres

Corporal  Pierre S. Dion

Corporal  Vincent C. Dion

 Corporal  Manuel Salgado

Corporal  John E. Smith

 

Deputy Chief George F. Kiakis -  Chief of Operations/ Chaplain
Deputy Chief George F. Kiakis - Chief of Operations/ Chaplain
Colonel Jean L. Dietrich - Executive Officer/ Personnel / Administration / Director HaPcademy
Colonel Jean L. Dietrich - Executive Officer/ Personnel / Administration / Director HaPcademy
Lt. Colonel Francis A. Brunelle - Assistant to the Colonel / Technical Services / Firearms Training & Range Safety
Lt. Colonel Francis A. Brunelle - Assistant to the Colonel / Technical Services / Firearms Training & Range Safety
Major Maura A. Shea - Chief of Staff / Medical Officer / HaPcademy Coordinator
Major Maura A. Shea - Chief of Staff / Medical Officer / HaPcademy Coordinator

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REQUIREMENTS

Personnel – Administration

 

Applicants must adhere to the following guidelines:

 

  • Must apply in person to complete application inquiry.
  • Be 21 years of age.
  • No visible tattoos or piercings.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Live in Holyoke or surrounding areas within a 15 mile radius.
  • Must have working telephone and email communications.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License in good standing with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  • Successfully complete the background investigation process by the HPD.
  • Upon applying to be a member of the Holyoke Auxiliary Police Division, said candidate must have a License To Carry (LTC) permit in his/her possession.
  • Successfully complete the required training as conducted by certified Holyoke Auxiliary Police Instructors at Division HaPcademy.
  •  Must attend Training Sessions and Meetings.
  • Required to perform a minimum of 50 hours of Field Operation Services.
  • Must not be a member of any other Law Enforcement Agency.

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AUXILIARY POLICE ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED

 

The name of the Corporation, founded 19 June 1961, is known as the  WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AUXILIARY POLICE ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED (WMAPA).

 

The purpose of the Corporation is to organize Auxiliary Police Units within the four (4) Western Massachusetts Counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden & Hampshire for the interchange of training ideas, to promote better understanding of Auxiliary Police Services and to conduct educational programs.

 

For the purpose of the term ” AUXILIARY POLICE” it shall include, but not limited to, Special Police, Emergency Management Members and Sheriff’s Deputies.

 

Membership in the Corporation is open to any individual, in good standing of any local police organization (excluding reserve and regular police officers) as described above. Every member of such local police organization, whose dues are paid as, hereafter provided, shall be deemed a member of the Corporation. Members of the Corporation who fall out of “Good Standing” with their local police units shall no longer be eligible for the rights and privileges of said membership in the Corporation.

 

The annual dues for membership in the Corporation shall be $10.00 per calendar year (subject to change from year to year) for each member of the Corporation payable on or before January 31 st of each year. The annual dues shall include, but not limited to, membership and insurance coverage by The Hartford.

 

Chief Ronald A. Dietrich

President / Treasurer

 

Deputy Chief George F. Kiakis

Vice-President / Secretary

 

Major Maura A. Shea

Administrative Assistant

 

WMAPA Headquarters

War Memorial Building

310 Appleton Street

Holyoke, MA 01040-4964

Telephone: 413 322-5682

Fax 413-322-5683

Email: auxiliarypolice@holyoke.org

 

 

MEETINGS

 

General monthly meetings that are held on the first (1st) Sunday of the following months starting at 1000 hours – February, April,  May,  June, October,  November,  and December.

 

General monthly meetings that are held the second (2nd) Sunday of the following months starting at 1000 hours- January,  March,  and September.

 

No scheduled meetings or training sessions are held for the months of July and August.

 

The Chief or a Superior Officer may call a special meeting at any time.

 

 

TRAINING SESSIONS- HaPcademy

 

Cadet Training Sessions are usually held starting at 0900 prior to a general meeting and / or following a general meeting. Evening classes may be held at a date and time to be determined by HaPcademy Instructors and approved by the HaPcademy Director.

 

Cadet Training sessions are scheduled within a 12 month period to graduation as an Auxiliary Police Officer.

 

Qualifications and re-fresher courses for Auxiliary Police Officers are conducted as set forth by the HaPcademy Instructors and approved by the HaPcademy Director.

 

Colonel Jean L. Dietrich / HaPcademy Director

Deputy Chief George F. Kiakis / HaPcademy Advisory

Major Maura A. Shea / HaPcademy Training Coordinator

 

HaPcademy Instructors

 

Lieutenant Colonel Francis A. Brunelle/ Firearms

Sergeant Chris Decouteau / Firearms

Major Maura Shea / Medical / Defensive Tactics

Senior Patrol Officer Luz N. Pabon / Defensive Tactics

Sergeant Michael J. Procon / Traffic – Cruiser

Sergeant John L. Wessig / Traffic- Cruiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Field Operation Services

 

January

Weekly Church Details

February

Parks & Recreation Dog Show

Weekly Church Detail

March

St Patrick’s Race & Parade

Weekly Church Details

April

Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt

Boston Marathon at Hopkinton

Awakening Conference

Weekly Church Details

May

Walter’s Child Marathon

Farmer’s Market

Memorial Day Parade

Weekly Church Details

June

Holyoke Fireworks

Farmer’s Market

Weekly Church Details

July

Hispanic Family Festival

Rotary Summer Weekly Concert Series

Farmer’s Market

Weekly Church Details

August

Farmer’s Market

Holyoke Senior Fest

Weekly Church Detail

September

Our Lady of Fatima Candlelight Procession at Ludlow

Big E Salute to Holyoke Day Parade

Farmer’s Market

Weekly Church Details

October

Farmer’s Market

Bishop’s Blue Mass

Weekly Church Details

November

Veteran’s Ceremonies

Holyoke Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival

Weekly Church Details

December

Special Christmas Eve Church Details

Weekly Church Details

 

Special Services

Funeral Escorts

Emergency Shelter Security

WEB PAGE STAFF

 

Chief Ronald A. Dietrich

Publisher

 

Major Maura A. Shea

Editor

 

Deputy Chief George F. Kiakis

Colonel Jean L. Dietrich

Lieutenant Colonel Francis A. Brunelle

Contributors

 

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RETIREES

James BJ. Hoar  (Deputy Chief)

Kieth Dallmann (Major)

David T. Gregory  (Major)

Carol Scott (Sergeant)

Charlie Paine (Major / Western Mass Courtesy Patrol)

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in memoriam

 Douglas Ulmer (Chief)

Alfred Lafreniere  (Deputy Chief)

Walter Meinhart (Deputy Chief)

Francis J. Shea (Captain)

William Saalfrank (Captain)

Roger Bourbonnais (Captain)

George Burke (Captain)

Carol Moore  (Captain)

Mark Remillard (Lieutenant)

Thomas Scott Sr. (First Sergeant)

Donald Rainville (Sergeant)

Thomas Scott Jr. (Patrolman)

Ronald Jette (Patrolman)

Grant Spalding (Patrolman)

 

Department Head

Ronald A.  Dietrich

Ronald A. Dietrich

Chief

Office Address

Auxiliary Police Division HQ
War Memorial Building
310 Appleton Street
Holyoke MA 01040-4964 Map


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