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Milton Police Department Launches Civilian Auxiliary Unit

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MILTON, Del. - There's a new way for the community to get involved in law enforcement.

The Milton Police Department has launched an all-volunteer civilian auxiliary unit. Members will assist the police with welfare checks on senior citizens, checking on home and business security, traffic control during town events and also being tuned in to radio communications.

"It's an extra pair of eyes for us," says Milton Police Chief Robert Longo. "It's the community helping the police help the community."

Longo says right now they have eight to ten members in the process of joining. Anyone with a desire to serve is welcome to apply-- not just Milton residents. Longo says the members will most likely wear a uniform of a polo shirt, khakis or nice jeans, and have specific auxiliary jackets and affiliated gear during big events. The program was entirely funded by a grant. Longo says this is another community initiative for the department.

"It's us partnering with the community in another facet. That's the goal," he says. "I said it from the time I got here that we are going to be...a community policing agency and we're sticking to that."

Auxiliary members will be partnered up and either do foot patrols or vehicle patrols. They will not carry weapons. 

For more information, contact the Milton Police Department. 

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