Auxiliary officers are usually the part-time reserves of a regular police force who may be armed or unarmed. These officers may be unpaid volunteers or paid members of the police service with which they are affiliated.
The specific duties of auxiliary officers include directing traffic, writing minor accident reports, issuing parking citations, impounding abandoned vehicles, and assisting police officers in non-enforcement duties. Auxiliaries respond to emergency situations as well and are usually on duty 24 hours a day. Some of the other situations that Auxiliary Officers respond to any time are Hazmat spills, power outages and major accidents.
Moreover, Auxiliary officers work during special events such as the Independence Bowl, Mardi Gras parades, the Rockets Over The Red Fireworks Show and the Sickle Cell Softball Tournament.