Hoping someone might be able to shed some light on some questions. I'm looking for some insight into the Holyoke Police Auxiliary. Is the academy/training provided by the department recognized by the MPTC? Either at all or as a reserve academy. Is there training entirely "in-house"? While on duty do these officer have arrest powers, or are they more or less peace officers doing presence patrols? How long is the training, I am aware that you start as a Cadet. Any info out the would be helpful. Thank you for your time in advance.