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Interesting in becoming a member?


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 20 mile radius.
  • Must have working telephone and e-mail 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. LTC should also state that said LTC should have under the restrictions ” NONE”
  • Successfully complete the required training as conducted by certified Holyoke Auxiliary Police Instructors at Division HaPcademy.
  • Must attend Training Sessions and 5 Meetings per year.
  • Required to perform a minimum of 50 hours of Field Operation Services.
  • Must not be a member of any other Law Enforcement Agency.
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