On July 18, 2017, on the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee, the Waterman Village Board passed Ordinance #2017-10 which established Auxiliary Police for the Waterman Police Department. The Waterman Auxiliary Police program was discussed in several Public Safety meetings, and at Village Board meetings. Since the passing of the ordinance the Waterman Police Department, with the assistance and direction of the Public Safety Committee and Village Officials, began the recruitment process for the first phase of the Waterman Police Department Auxiliary Police Program.
Five individuals were selected to fill the Waterman Auxiliary Police Officer positions, based on the results of their interviews with Village Officials and Police Officials. All of the individuals have previous experience as Auxiliary Police Officers with other agencies (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Police and Leland Auxiliary Police) and/or degrees in Criminal Justice/Police Science. The Auxiliary Police Officers were sworn in at the Waterman Village Board Meeting on 09/12/17.