Auxiliary Unit

We are uniformed civilian volunteers providing assistance to the Police Department under the direction of the Support Services Division. Our mission is to assist the agency through volunteer police service with assignments as designated. We serve as additional "eyes and ears" for the department, connecting with the community, in the performance of duties. We assist career police officers by providing supplemental services such as patrol, traffic direction, and fingerprinting to the residence of Annapolis through volunteer service.

Who They Are

Auxiliaries are community members that are interested in serving Annapolis City residents through volunteer police service. Our auxiliaries hold other full-time jobs in the community and donate their time to the Annapolis Police Department in a voluntary capacity. Auxiliaries come from every walk of life - teachers, students, retired, private industry professionals or public service workers. The diversity of our unit adds to the range of services we provide.


Members of the Auxiliary Unit are authorized to carry out many functions around the department. The auxiliary unit assists the Annapolis Police Department with weekly community fingerprinting, community patrol, special events (football games, parades, and runs), radar, and additional functions. Members also join career police officers on patrol on occasion. Auxiliary members are not authorized with the power of arrest and do not carry weapons.


Auxiliaries are required to commit at least 10 hours per month in voluntary service; however, most go well above and beyond.


All Auxiliaries must apply. All members must go through a thorough background investigation including drug screening. If you are interested in the unit please contact Lieutenant Kevin Krauss at 410-268-9000 or for further information.