The Long Beach Auxiliary Police Department was established in 1950. Our organization is located in the City of Long Beach, NY on the South Shore of Long Island. It is composed of civilian volunteers who represent all residents of our community including doctors, lawyers, local business owners, housewives, educators, students, senior level business executives and beyond. Our members attend and receive extensive training, conducted by the Nassau County Auxiliary Police Academy, which allows us to provide first-class professional services to our community. Included in the training are; CPR / AED, basic first aid, crowd control, traffic control as well as other necessary police tactics.
Our objective is to aid, augment and assist the Long Beach Police Department by providing them with additional eyes and ears, to serve as a visible deterrent and to assist the LBPD whenever called upon. In addition, our Department handles traffic and crowd control for the large variety of year-round events held throughout the City of Long Beach. Collectively, the members of the LBAPD volunteer over 10,000 hours per year including over 250 regularly-scheduled patrols and nearly 100 special events. Daily patrols and special event support are our top priorities in assisting the robust community of Long Beach.
Membership in the LBAPD affords citizens the opportunity to study police work, learn police objectives and goals and assist the Long Beach Police Department in its efforts to serve and protect The City of Long Beach. Regular patrols commence at 7:00pm and end at 11:00pm and generally include responding to emergency scenes to provide traffic control for the police, fire and rescue departments.
In addition, we are always on the lookout for potentially dangerous or illegal situations. In the event of such a situation, we are in direct contact with Police Headquarters and can report and notify the appropriate help immediately.
Our weekly patrol schedule is also expanded during the summer to include weekend patrols. The weekend patrols are manned by rotating the weekday patrols on an alternating schedule.
The beginning of summer also marks the busiest time of the year in Long Beach. To help the Police Department and Lifeguards compensate for the huge influx of people that make their way to our City each day, we also commence beach patrols by utilizing our four wheel drive vehicles to ensure the safe behavior of all visitors, as well as helping the Police Department enforce the laws and ordinances of Long Beach. Long Beach was one of the first police departments in the country to integrate Seqways into the vehicle pool. Seqways facilitate the patrol of our world-famous boardwalk, as well as navigating through heavy traffic pedestrian areas.
During the busiest times, we combine our Bike Patrols on the boardwalk and our Beach Patrols on the sand while our regular patrols are in the streets to provide maximum coverage City-wide, ensuring the safety of all our residents and guests.
Each year, the LBAPD is responsible for helping many people by assisting with disabled motorists, reuniting lost children with their families, providing assistance for injured people and helping crime victims receive rapid police and medical assistance.