Become an Auxiliary Officer

Joining the Auxiliary Police is a great opportunity for individuals looking to get started in law enforcement or for community-minded adults who wish to help out in law enforcement while maintaining a full-time job or career.


To be considered for the Lawrence Auxiliary Police Force, all applicants must:

  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • Be at least 20 1/2 years of age
  • Pass an extensive background investigation
  • Posses a valid Massachusetts driver's license
  • Posses a high school diploma or General Education Degree


Each officer is required to volunteer for one assignment per week and is scheduled for other assignments at the weekly “assignment sign-up” on Tuesday evenings between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Applications are available at the front desk of Lawrence Police Department.