EPD AuxiliaryThe Elyria Police Department Auxiliary is currently recruiting for the position of Auxiliary Officer. Auxiliary officers are not sworn police officers but they do support the department in the areas of patrol operations, special events and details. Applicants may apply at any point during the year and will be considered an Auxiliary Cadet until they complete all mandatory training. Cadets will complete a 3 month training academy coordinated by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office that is free of cost to the cadet. The academy is held at Lorain County Community College (January-April on Tuesdays & Thursday 6pm-10pm) where the cadet will receive instruction in the areas of Police Procedures, Laws and Ordinances of the City of Elyria and the State of Ohio, Self-Defense and Firearms skills. Auxiliary personnel are issued department clothing and equipment. Auxiliary personnel are required to volunteer 144 hours of service each year. Academy time will be counted towards these hours.

The minimum requirements for an Auxiliary Officer are the following:

  • Must be 19 years of age or older.
  • Must have High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must have a Valid Drivers License.
  • Must pass background examination.

Candidates meeting above requirements may apply my completing the online application, and submitting it through e-mail, regular mail or in person at the Elyria Police Department.

Auxiliary – Selection Process PDF  

Auxiliary Application PDF 

Auxiliary Application Word Document

Any questions regarding the Auxiliary Program please contact the Auxiliary Program Commander:

Any questions relating to the selection or hiring or auxiliary personnel please contact: