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Auxiliary Officers Assistance Plan


This plan has been proposed by City Councilmember David Weprin.

Equipping Auxiliary Officers With:

1. Bulletproof Vests

2. Mace

3. Expandable nightsticks

4. Protective masks

5. Automatic External Defibrillators for all APSU (Rescue) Units who are already authorized by the NYPD for its use.

Legislation Calling For:

6. Increased penalties for attacking and/or injuring Auxiliary Police Officers. By granting Auxiliary Officers the status of PEACE OFFICER WHILE ON DUTY, Auxiliary Members will be re-qualified as "NYC SPECIAL PATROLMEN." a status that exists in the NYC Administrative Code and the NYS Criminal Procedure Law. The change in status will automatically bring with it an increased range of penalties for injury to an Auxiliary Officer.

7. Appropriate benefits for disabled Auxiliary Officers and their families.

8. Mandated regular reporting by NYPD to City Council on Auxiliary Program statistics such as equipment, vehicles, training, hours, and number of personnel.

9. Improved and increased training and self defense classes for Auxiliary Officers to be administered by Police Academy Instructors.

10. Full Restoration of Auxiliary Emergency Service Unit (AESU) name and function in order to allow Auxiliary Officers to properly serve as the auxiliary arm/adjunct of the NYPD Emergencies Services Unit as was originally mandated upon its creation in 1950.

 



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