Auxiliary Police

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INTRODUCTION (10 January 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 65 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, Ludlow Triathlon and Our Lady of Fatima Candlelight Street Procession, July 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 - Chief of Operations- Chaplain
Deputy Chief George F. Kiakis - Executive Officer - Chief of Operations- Chaplain
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- Technical Services
Lieutenant Colonel Francis A. Brunelle - Commander of Firearms Qualificatons & Range Safety- HaPcademy Instructor- Technical Services
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.

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AUXILIARY POLICE ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED

 

The name of the Corporation, founded 19 June 1961, is known as the WMAPA – 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 and 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 Sheriffs 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 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 31st of year each.  The annual dues shall include, but not limited to, membership and insurance coverage by The  Hartford.

 

Chief Ronald A. Dietrich                                      

President / Treasurer

Holyoke

                                   

Deputy Chief George F. Kiakis

Vice-President / Membership

Holyoke

 

Colonel Jean L. Dietrich

Secretary

Holyoke

 

Major Maura A. Shea

Administrative Assistant

Holyoke

 

 

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 – May – June – October – November and December.

 

General monthly meetings that are held on the second (2nd) Sunday of the following months starting at 1000 hours — January – March – April 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 anytime.

TRAINING SESSIONS

HaPcademy Training Center                                                                                                                                        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 prior 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 Chief Instructor – Medical – Defensive Tactics

 

HaPcademy Instructors—

Lieutenant Colonel Francis A. Burnelle / Firearms

Major Kieth W. Dallmann / Firearms

Captain Zakaria Fakhir / Traffic – Cruiser

Lieutenant Ablerado Barta / Protocol

Sergeant Michael J. Procon / Traffic – Cruiser

Corporal John L. Wessig / Traffic – Cruiser

Senior Patrol Officer Luz N. Pabon / Defensive Tactics

Specialist Steven P. Riffenburg / Emergency Services

 

 

 

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CALENDAR OF EVENT

Field Operation Services

 

JANUARY

Weekly Church Details

FEBRUARY

Parks & Recreation Dog Show

Weekly Church Details

MARCH

Saint Patrick’s Race & Parade

Weekly Church Details

APRIL

Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt

Boston Marathon at Hopkinton

Awakening Conference

Weekly Church Details

MAY

Walter Child’s Marathon

Farmer’s Market

Weekly Church Detials

JUNE

Holyoke Fireworks

Farmer’s Market

Hunger Walk

Weekly Church Details

JULY

Rotary Summer Weekly Concert Series

Farmer’s Market

Weekly Church Details

AUGUST

Rotary Weekly Summer Concert Series

Farmer’s Market

Holyoke Senior Fest

Our Lady of Fatima Candlelight Procession at Ludlow

Weekly Church Details

SEPTEMBER

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

Contributor

Colonel Jean L. Dietrich

Contributor

 

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

Contact Info

Main Office

(413) 322-5682

(413) 322-5683 (fax)

auxiliarypolice@holyoke.org


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