Welcome to the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department Auxiliary.
Currently the organization has 28 members.
The police department auxiliary has been involved in many activities though out the community. Such activities are providing security for numerous athletic events and traffic control for city events.
Here are some other activities the auxiliary has been involved in:
Security for Soo Locks Festival * Kids Day at Avery Center * Halloween Night * I-500 Week * Sault High School Basketball, Football, Dances * 4th of July Fireworks * Natural Disasters * Toughman Contest * 3 on 3 Basketball * Traffic Control for Laker Hockey Games * Traffic Control for City Parades * Security for W.M.H. Staff
HISTORY OF THE AUXILIARY POLICE
During the years of World War II it was realized that the number of local law enforcement officers was insufficient to protect out city in the event this area was target of enemy bombs. An auxiliary police force was recruited and trained to alleviate this situation. In May of 1952 this organization was re-activated with a number of the original members and new ones joining.
The Auxiliary Police have aided the regular police during serious fires, parades, and city activities.
The members of this organization have voluntered their time without pay and have worked many hours to assist the police department.
TO JOIN THE AUXILIARY
This organization starts its hiring process by reviewing the initial paper application. Here the individual must have a clean criminal and driving record. If the application passes the initial review it will then be forwarded to the sergeants to investigate the character of the applicant. Once the applicant is approved by the sergeants, they are requested to appear by the interview board. After intense questioning, the interview board will make recommendations regarding the applicant to the general membership. The general membership will then decide to vote the applicant into the organization.
Once in the department, the new applicant will be placed on a one year probationary period. This period serves as an introductory time where the applicant can display good moral character and show the officers that they can conduct themselves properly in strenuous situations.
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To apply for the SSM Police Dept. Auxiliary send resume' to:
Sault Ste. Marie Police Department
c/o Auxiliary Applicant Division
401 Hursley Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
For further information contact:
Sgt. Micki Leppien of the Police Department
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