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City of Tonawanda

The city’s volunteer auxiliary police is holding a recruitment drive.

Auxiliary police act as an extra set of eyes and ears on the city streets, including during nightly patrols in a marked car. Members also assist the Police Department at large events such as Canal Fest and the Fourth of July.

Many past members have moved on to law enforcement careers all over the state, including in the city’s Police Department.

The auxiliary is open to city and non-city residents who must also pass a background check. Members receive basic training classes.

Applications are available at the Police Department, 200 Niagara Street, or contact Lt. Kevin Ulmer at for more info.

This week:

• The Common Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 200 Niagara St. An informal session begins at 6. The council is expected to name a new clerk to replace Jan Bodie, who retired earlier this month.

• Registration packets for the Tonawanda City School District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program are available starting Monday. Children must be 4 on or before Dec. 1, 2016 to be eligible. There is no tuition but parents must provide transportation. Morning and afternoon UPK sessions will be offered five days a week at Mullen Elementary School and a limited number of morning-only sessions at Child’s Creative Development Center or St. Francis of Assisi are available. More info is online at at the UPK registration icon.