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History & Statistics
The Chesapeake Auxiliary Police Unit was formed in July of 1956 under the name of Norfolk County Auxiliary Police Organization. At that time, the Unit primarily worked security at shopping centers on weekends.
On January 1, 1963 Norfolk County merged with the City of South Norfolk to form the City of Chesapeake and the name was changed to Chesapeake Auxiliary Police Unit.
In 1967 the Auxiliary Unit started working in patrol cars with full-time officers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, 2nd and 3rd shifts only.
In addition to Chesapeake Police Department Policy and Organizationally, the Auxiliary Police Unit is part of the Special Operations.
In 2015 Unit members worked 935 shifts, including 240 in uniform patrol, for a total of 7,480 volunteer hours. The 2015 uniform patrol statistics included 803 Service calls, either self generated, dispatched or assisted, 36 Felony Arrests, 95 Misdemeanor Arrests to include 4 DUI arrests and 22 drug related arrests, 476 Traffic Summons, 27 Other Summons and 304 Warnings.