RCMP Reserve Constables in B.C.
Re-Connect, Re-Engage, Re-Discover
The BC RCMP hires former [retired] RCMP and municipal police officers in good standing, and provides them with opportunities to:
- Mentor less experienced police officers
- Be an operational resource for detachments/units
- Assist with seasonal policing, special events, emergencies and training
Who are Reserve Constables?
In BC there are approximately 100 Reserve Constables, hired as federal government contractors. On-duty Reserve Constables hold the powers and authorities of police officers, and serve in uniform and plain clothes.
What do Reserve Constables do?
BC RCMP Reserve Constables have a wide range of knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and must maintain their fitness for duty. Reserve Constables provide commanders with a flexible resource option in filling short-term staffing vacancies, for example:
- Planned and predictable annual leave or other leave in Northern or isolated Detachments where the absence of even one employee can have a significant impact on service delivery;
- Support for seasonal policing pressures such as Marine Patrol or Ski Patrol;
- Specialized skills including Forensic Identification Section, Surveillance, Traffic Enforcement and Air Services to name a few.
I am an RCMP member about to retire, or who has retired/I am a retired member of another Canadian police department. How do I apply?
Contact the Reserve Program Coordinator before you leave the RCMP or within three years after you retire/resign. Reserve Constable applicants are required to have:
- An updated Security Clearance;
- Standard First Aid Certificate;
- An Operational Personal Health Assessment
Call 778-290-4005 for more information, or contact your local RCMP Detachment.
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