Madison Borough Councilman Robert Landrigan announced Monday he has agreed to resign his volunteer position as a Madison Auxiliary Police officer because auxiliary officers are under the supervision of the police chief, which the borough attorney said could be a conflict of interest when voting on police matters.
Landrigan will remain in his position as the Office of Emergency Management coordinator. He also is a 15-year veteran of the .
Landrigan said the issue came up as the governing body was discussing issues related to the police chief and .
The Madison Auxiliary Police Unit dates back to what originally was known as the Civil Defense Unit formed in the 1940s to organize air raid wardens, according to the police department website. The unit is under the supervision of the police chief "for purposes of training and for deployment during a properly declared emergency or disaster" and often assist at special events, and can be used to help with traffic and crowd control, according to the website.