Westborough – Two auxiliary police officers, also known as reserve intermittent police officers, were hired in the past two months for the town of Westborough, according to Police Chief Alan Gordon.
The auxiliary officers do detail work on a day-to-day basis depending on which department or contractor needs to hire them. The officers ' primar y purpos e is to be present during roadwork.
To schedule the officers , contractors contact the police station to request an auxiliary officer. The police station then contacts an auxiliary office r t o repor t to work for the contractor.
Westborough reserve intermittent police officers have been through the Reserve Intermittent Police Academy. They are certified in CPR and first aid. They are also certified by Westborough instructors to carry firearms.
There are roughly 18 auxiliary officer s wh o wor k fo r th e town. A number of the auxiliary officers are retired police officers from Westborough and other towns.
All auxiliary officer s ar e paid by the contractor and receive no police benefits.