Auxiliary Constable Program
The RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program strengthens community and police partnerships by providing trained volunteers with the opportunity to perform a variety of authorized activities that enhance community policing and crime prevention initiatives.
In BC, the Auxiliary Constable Program operates under the leadership of the RCMP Commanding Officer in partnership with the provincial Ministry of Justice.
Auxiliary Constables are trained and authorized to perform non-enforcement community policing and crime prevention activities such as:
- community/special events
- home and business safety checks, safety talks and activities
- traffic and crowd control,
- disaster planning and emergency preparedness assistance
- searches for lost persons
Volunteers with peace officer status
RCMP Auxiliary Constables are volunteers who receive a BC Police Act Appointment as a sworn peace officer after completing the approved RCMP and Provincial Ministry of Justice training.
They are required to:
- maintain RCMP security clearance standards, and
- must complete a minimum of 160 hours annually.
- are not employees
- are covered by WorkSafe BC and insurance provided by the Province of British Columbia against accidental death and dismemberment, and civil liability.
The RCMP provides an Auxiliary Constable with a uniform. The most identifiable markings are
- the shoulder flashes and patches which state the words
- the forge cap band is blue in color.
Auxiliary Constable Recruits must complete the Ministry of Justice Auxiliary/Reserve Constable Training Curriculum that includes physical, theory-based and practical training. There are also a number of RCMP training courses that must be completed.
Their training includes subjects such as:
- law and police procedures, e.g. Criminal Code of Canada, Provincial Statutes, court room procedures
- effective communications and presentation skills
- officer safety training
- police techniques, e.g. evidence protection, hand cuffing, arrest, etc.
- community policing and crime prevention activities
Continuous learning opportunities are provided to Auxiliary Constables, ensuring their skills and knowledge are kept current during their Appointment in the program.
Interested in becoming an Auxiliary Constable?
- The basic requirements are listed on the national RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program page.
- Your local detachment may have additional requirements, contact the detachment for details on how to apply.
Thank you for your interest in the North Vancouver RCMP Auxiliary Program. Due to current changes in National standards and program development of the Auxiliary Program we will at this time not be processing any new applications. Please check back to this website in the future for any potential changes.
For application info, contact:
RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program
North Vancouver Detachment
147 East 14th Street
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7L 2N4
Who We Are
Participants in the program have come from diverse backgrounds, including:
- small business owners
- office workers
- airline pilots
- public transit drivers
- members of the film industry
Their ages have ranged from 21 to 60. Some may intend on pursuing future careers in public safety, others wish to develop themselves as
professional volunteers in addition to their regular employment, and even some serve to stay mentally and physically active during retirement.
Despite the diversity, commonalities include their strong desire to serve our community and to make a difference.
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