Auxiliary Police

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INTRODUCTION (10 August 2015)

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 presently 70 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, Annual  Fireworks, Celebrate Holyoke, 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.

Corporal Jose Torres

Senior Patrol Officer Pierre S. Dion

Senior Patrol Officer Vincent C. Dion

Senior Patrol Officer Luz N. Pabon

Senior Patrol Officer John E. Smith

 

Deputy Chief George F. Kiakis - Executive Officer -  Chaplain- Chief of Operations
Deputy Chief George F. Kiakis - Executive Officer - Chaplain- Chief of Operations
Colonel Jean L. Dietrich - Chief of Staff - Personnel Administrator- HaPcademy Director
Colonel Jean L. Dietrich - Chief of Staff - Personnel Administrator- HaPcademy Director
Lieutenant Colonel Francis A.  Brunelle - Commander of  Firearms Qualificatons & Range Safety-  HaPcademy Instructor
Lieutenant Colonel Francis A. Brunelle - Commander of Firearms Qualificatons & Range Safety- HaPcademy Instructor
Major Maura A. Shea - Commander of  Field Operations -  HaPcademy Coordinator
Major Maura A. Shea - Commander of Field Operations - HaPcademy Coordinator
Major Kieth W. Dallmann - Commander of  Firearms Training & Range  Safety-  HaPcademy Instructor
Major Kieth W. Dallmann - Commander of Firearms Training & Range Safety- HaPcademy Instructor

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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 communications.
  • Possess a high school dipolma or GED certificate.
  • Have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License in good standing with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  • Sucessfully complete the background investigation process by the HPD.
  • At the time of acceptance a Cadet must immediately sign-up for a Firearms Safety Course followed by an application for a Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm.
  • Sucessfully complete the required training as conducted by certified Holyoke Auxiliary Police Instructors.
  •  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 WMPA- WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AUXILIARY POLICE ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED.

 

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 inter- change 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 Sherriff’s Deputies.

 

Membership in the Cooperation 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 Cooperation. Members of the Cooperation who fall out of “Good Standing” with their local police units shall no longer be eligible for the rights and privleges 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 meetings or training sessions are held for the month of July and August.

 

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

 

 

TRAINING SESSIONS

 

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 HaPcadmey 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 / HaPcadmey Advisory

Major Maura A. Shea / HaPcademy Chief Instructor – Medical – Defensive Tactics

 

HaPcademy Instructors

 

Lieutenant Colonel Francis A. Burnelle / Firerarms

Major Kieth W. Dallmann /  Firearms

Captain Zakaria Fakhir / Traffic – Crusier

Lieutenant Alberado Barta Protocol

Sergeant Michael J. Procon / Traffic – Crusier

Corporal John L. Wessig / Traffic- Crusier

Senior Patrol Officer Luz N. Pabon / Defensive Tactics

 

 

 

 

 

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

Water’s Child Marathon

Farmer’s Market

Hunger Walk

Weekly Church Details

June

Holyoke Fireworks

Farmer’s Market

Weekly Church Details

Hunger Walk

Weekly Church Details

July

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

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

Contributors

 

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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