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So I have no job prospects atm, and am staying at my university to finish the 6 credits I need to finish my masters (as opposed to doing them at night/online while working). That puts me home for the next year (unfortunately based on the way they schedule courses).

I've been considering to volunteer for the auxiliary pd for the Franklin Square/Garden City South area to give back a littlebit, do something with my time, and put myself in a better position politically when I decide to run for County legislature etc...

Can anyone describe the process, what it entails, and if I would be able to do this in the manner I have outlined?

Thanks!
 

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deathsythe said:
So I have no job prospects atm, and am staying at my university to finish the 6 credits I need to finish my masters (as opposed to doing them at night/online while working). That puts me home for the next year (unfortunately based on the way they schedule courses).

I've been considering to volunteer for the auxiliary pd for the Franklin Square/Garden City South area to give back a littlebit, do something with my time, and put myself in a better position politically when I decide to run for County legislature etc...

Can anyone describe the process, what it entails, and if I would be able to do this in the manner I have outlined?

Thanks!
I have a friend that was in it over there. Never really talked with him about it but he had the same idea as you. I'll gladly work your campaign, if I'm remembered for unrestricted carry when your elected 8)
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Heh, if I have any kind of pull on that sort of thing- believe me I remember my friends (aka all 5k of you guys here ;) )

I'm fortunate to live in a very republican district, so now I basically need to wait and see when this muscarella's term is up (if they even have term limits) or figure out a way to field a campaign against him and hopefully get the party nom to get on the ticket. I have enough contacts throughout my time as a CR and friends who have worked for state level stuff etc...

I'll save the details of that for another thread though ;)

I know the website says you need to devote up to 12 hours a month - which I really don't see being a problem. But I know the training is a bit much. Would I still be able to complete that while going to school - granted most classes are in the evening, so I can't imagine it would be an issue.

I know the city of Long Beach has auggies too. But they require you be living "in the Long Beach vicinity" - I wonder if middle nassau really counts... I mean, I've dated a few birds from RVC - and that wasn't terribly far from me, nor terribly far from LB,but still...

Unit 105 or 116 would be where I would really prefer to be though tbh.
 

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deathsythe said:
Heh, if I have any kind of pull on that sort of thing- believe me I remember my friends (aka all 5k of you guys here ;) )

I'm fortunate to live in a very republican district, so now I basically need to wait and see when this muscarella's term is up (if they even have term limits) or figure out a way to field a campaign against him and hopefully get the party nom to get on the ticket. I have enough contacts throughout my time as a CR and friends who have worked for state level stuff etc...

I'll save the details of that for another thread though ;)

I know the website says you need to devote up to 12 hours a month - which I really don't see being a problem. But I know the training is a bit much. Would I still be able to complete that while going to school - granted most classes are in the evening, so I can't imagine it would be an issue.
My friend was working as a lawyer for the county at the time. I can't imagine it will be all that bad. He did it while working full time and then some.
 

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Good to know FMJ - thanks!!

The courses I would be taking would be at night though, not during normal business hours... I guess I'll just have to figure it out.
 

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I looked at going into Nassau Aux a few years ago; this is what I was told by my local command. Basically you apply within your local unit, and then they forward your information to have a background check done on you. Once thats complete, you can only ride around with a certified' aux PO. To get certified, they send you to the Nassau Co Police Academy for a few courses, which is usually once a week night for a few weeks. And once you finish that course; your certified and can drive the Aux car by yourself. They only send you to the police academy once they have a handful of aux. recruits to train.

And from what I was told, the 12 hour thing was BS, just as long as you showed up a few times a month you were fine. And even if the summers, you just hang out at a parade or street fair and you easily put 8 hours on the book in one day.

You could also look at join you volunteer firehouse. If firefighting isnt your thing, try to get EMS certified through them
 

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Friend who lived in Bethpage used to axillary with he NYPD Highway unit right off the grand central pkwy..  Check out the NYPD program..
 

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I did it for 8 years...the time requirement depends on your command...some really bust balls, some are easy going. I was in an easy going unit...otherwise I wouldn't have lasted nearly as long. I was very dedicated, but it is a volunteer job, and some CO's will make your life hell.
The academy took alot of time, but I really enjoyed it.

In my experience, the auxiliary will contribute nothing towards your political aspirations. It will only help giving you experience in dealing with people. Honestly, it would be one of the last things I would mention in a political campaign.
 
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