The Bay Point Security Department is seeking volunteers for its newly established auxiliary. Members of the auxiliary will enhance the security patrol operation by working with a patrol officer and assisting in identifying speeding vehicles.
Specifically, auxiliary members will be trained in the operation and use of the speed detection radar gun. Members will not be involved in pursuit of speeders or in confronting alleged violators by issuing citations. The volunteer members will use their own vehicles (automobile or golf cart), establish themselves in a fixed location, and identify speeding vehicles using the radar gun. Upon detecting a speeding vehicle, the auxiliary member will radio a patrol officer with the necessary vehicle identifying information and the patrol officer will handle issuing the citation. An auxiliary member should expect to be on duty for 1 or 2 hours at a time; the number of duty days an auxiliary member will be asked to work will be dependent on the members personal preference and the number of volunteers.
Speeding and reckless vehicle operation has become an ever increasing problem and unsafe situation within Bay Point. The use of resident auxiliary members is a way to expand the patrol force without an unfavorable budgetary impact.
If you are interested in serving your community as a member of the security auxiliary, please contact the BPCA office (850-234-2727) with your name and contact information.