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What kind of training do auxiliary officers receive?

Ferndale Police Auxiliary members receive a great deal of training, both ongoing as well as formal training. Formal training is conducted at Oakland Community College, Oakland Police Academy. The Auxiliary receives 120 hours of classroom and range time, covering 14 topics in the classroom. Topics include:

  • duties & responsibilities
  • public relations
  • criminal law
  • civil liability
  • vehicle stops
  • mechanics of arrest
  • patrol techniques
  • police communication
  • report writing
  • drunk driving enforcement
  • traffic direction and control
  • first aid
  • narcotics and dangerous drugs
  • firearms training
  • defensive tactics
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