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Auxiliary. It is not an official site of the Florida Highway Patrol. Every effort has been made to keep the information on this site current and accurate, however we are not responsible for any errors. For more information goto www.oceandigitalproductions.com.

OUR TROOP

About the FHPA

Auxiliary Trooper candidates must undergo a rigorous hiring process and training similar to a full time state trooper. The Auxiliary is composed of a diverse group of community oriented men and women, who donate their time and efforts to make the difficult task of law enforcement safer and more effective for the troopers and citizens traveling our highways. Members of the auxiliary are volunteers, and the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary is a separate, nonprofit entity of the Florida Highway Patrol. Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary is authorized by the Florida Legislature. As a Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary State Trooper you will be part of a truly professional Law Enforcement Agency that consistently strives to maintain the highest caliber of personnel dedicated to providing service to the public. Auxiliary troopers’ responsibilities constantly increase as a member completes advanced training. Presently, we are fully equipped in the same manner as our brother State Troopers. Initially, you will ride with a trooper to provide “second officer” backup. After additional experience and training, you may be approved for “Limited Scope Patrol” (L.S.P.). L.S.P. certified officers patrol solo in a marked patrol unit to provide assistance to motorists and troopers. 

What are the powers of an Auxiliary Officer?

You have the authority to bear arms and the power to arrest violators while under the direct supervision of a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper. What Training is required of Auxiliary Officers?

Florida State Statutes and the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission require that every member of the FHPA receive law enforcement training at a state approved training center by state certified instructors. The Florida Patrol currently requires a minimum of 320 hours of training by FDLE approved instructors. The training that one receives includes subjects such as:

  • Criminal Law

  • Traffic Law

  • Search and Seizure Law

  • Court Testimony

  • Accident Investigation

  • Firearms Training

  • First Aid

  • Self Defense

  • Report Writing

  • Human and Public Relations

and many other areas that will enable a civilian to provide assistance to other Law Enforcement Officers. Training is conducted locally at community colleges as well as from approved courses offered by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Patrol pays all tuition for the approved applicant and supplies all equipment and uniforms for your use while performing duties as an Auxiliary Trooper.

  MAKING FLORIDA'S HIGHWAYS SAFE

Who We Are

The Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary is... A professionally trained, all volunteer law enforcement organization dedicated to providing direct assistance and operational support to the Florida Highway Patrol Responsible for promoting public safety for the citizens of and the visitors to the State of Florida Since 1957, Auxiliary Troopers have assisted the Florida Highway Patrol in the performance of its daily duties which include: Patrolling the streets and highways of the state Providing timely assistance to disabled motorists Participating in vehicle equipment and license checkpoints Participating in specialized details Responding to natural disasters and other emergency situations 

What We Offer

This site is designed to support Troop F of the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary. Troop F is located on the west coast of Florida. It includes Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Desoto, Sarasota, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry and Collier Counties. Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary -- Troop F Major John Prescott - Auxiliary Troop Commander

To Request an FHP Auxiliary  Application

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Class A Uniform of the Florida Highway Patrol  

 

THE CLASS A UNIFORM SHALL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • The following items shall be worn and placed in accordance with this policy. No variations shall be allowed without the expressed authorization of the Director.

  • 1. Long-sleeved shirt.

  • 2. Black campaign hat.

  • 3. Black necktie with tie bar.

  • 4. Trousers

  • .5. Gun-belt with authorized equipment.

  • 6. Service handgun.

  • 7. Uniform insignia.

  • 8. Department authorized footwear.

  • 9. Authorized special insignia.

  • 10. Patent Leather Belt Keepers with either gold or silver buttons or plain Velcro (optional)

Class B Uniform of the Florida Highway Patrol  

 

THE CLASS B UNIFORM SHALL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • The following items shall be worn and placed in accordance with this policy. No variations shall be allowed without the expressed authorization of the Director.

  • 1. Short-sleeved shirt.

  • 2. Black campaign hat.

  • 3. Trousers.

  • 4. Gun-belt with authorized equipment.

  • 5. Service handgun.

  • 6. Uniform insignia.

  • 7. Department authorized footwear.

  • 8. Any authorized special insignia.

  • 9. Patent Leather Belt Keepers with either gold or silver buttons or plain Velcro (optional)

Class C Uniform of the Florida Highway Patrol  

 

THE CLASS C UNIFORM SHALL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • The following items shall be worn and placed in accordance with this policy. No variations shall be allowed without the expressed authorization of the Director.

  • 1. Urban Gray BDU jacket.

  • 2. If worn, Black ball cap as shown or tactical headgear.

  • 3. Urban Gray BDU trousers.

  • 4. Duty qun-belt with authorized equipment.

  • 5. Service handgun.

  • 6. Black rank insignia, if appropriate.

  • 7. Department authorized footwear.

  • 8. Black T-shirt.