The Auxiliary Police Force runs four police cruisers on Thursday through Sunday evenings between 7:00pm and 2:30am. The officers patrol the Cemeteries, Industrial Parks, Commons, and Parks, and high crime sensitive areas as well as assists at traffic accidents, fires, and other emergencies which may develop during the officers tour.
The cars are equipped with standard police packages and have communications to the Lawrence Police Department’s frequencies as well as their own repeaterized radio system. During the summer months, the Bureau has 12 mountain bikes which they patrol the downtown and highly sensitive areas during the evening hours.
The bureau assists with traffic control and security at many local churches on weekends.
The officers assist at many types of police and fire emergencies. These include fires, serious accidents lost children, and other police emergencies on a twenty four hour call in basis. Officers are supplied with alpha numeric pagers and are called in whenever a situation arises. Some callouts only consist of 3-4 officers, while others require 20 – 25 officers dependant on the situation.
The officers provide special patrols, escorts, traffic coverage, and security for many charitable and non profit agencies and major events within the City. The assignments include religious processions, security and traffic control at road races, walk-a-thons, parades and all major events the city sponsors.