Starting Friday, the Albemarle County Police Department is getting some help from a team of trained volunteers.
The first wave of auxiliary police officers took an oath of office Friday afternoon at the Albemarle County Office Building. The six volunteers will help police with crowd control at large events and have other crime prevention duties.
"We will do a variety of crime prevention activities. One of them is house checks, when people leave home for a period of time they can request that their homes be checked. We also do residential crime prevention surveys," said John Springer, an auxiliary police officer.
The six new officers will not carry guns or mace.
They will work on crime prevention across both the Jefferson and the Blue Ridge districts.
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