Auxiliary Constable Program

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Strengthening Community.
Enhancing Partnerships

In British Columbia, Auxiliary Constables are trained citizen volunteers who serve their communities as uniformed Provincial Peace Officers. They perform authorized activities in support of community policing initiatives, such as community events and crime prevention, and general duty ride-alongs.



A/Cst radar with child Operating under the authority of the Police Services Division of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the program’s mandate is to strengthen partnerships between the community and police by providing citizen volunteers an opportunity to perform authorized activities in support of strategies to address the causes of, or reduce the fear of, crime and disorder.

Auxiliary Constables, through their association with the police, recognizable uniform, and specialized training achieve a level of credibility with the public that provides an opportunity to coordinate, facilitate, and implement community policing and crime prevention programs in environments not suitable for other volunteers.


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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
  • students

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.


Remembrance Day troop formation

Auxiliary Constables perform a wide range of activities, including:

  • assisting with community events such as parade traffic control and community policing presence at public events.
  • crime prevention programs such as Block Watch, Lock Out Auto Crime, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
  • safety programs through schools and in the community.
  • youth and senior initiatives.
  • foot, bicycle, and marine patrols.
  • ceremonial duties.
  • operational ride-alongs with regular RCMP members.


 AUX in a class room

 Musical Ride ceremonial marching Activities 



Training Initial Training in …

  • Basic Criminal and Civil Law
  • Community Policing Strategies
  • Powers of Arrest, Search and Seizure
  • Provincial Statutes
  • Self Defence
  • Tactical First Aid
  • Drill and Deportment
  • Physical Fitness
  • and much more!

Graduation Ongoing Training in …

  • Counter-terrorism
  • Anti-gang strategies
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Crisis intervention and de-escalation
  • Interest-based negotiation



Regular member in Serge and Auxiliary

If you are civic minded, interested in volunteering in your community and committed to assisting the RCMP with crime reduction in North Vancouver, this program may be for you. Basic requirements are: 

  • Canadian citizenship
  • At least 19 years of age
  • North Shore resident
  • High school diploma
  • Class 5 BC driver's license
  • Be physically fit
  • Be of good character and have a mature and responsible attitude
  • Able to pass background security checks
  • 160 hours service per year, with a two year commitment


For more information and to apply, contact:

RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program
North Vancouver Detachment
147 East 14th Street
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7L 2N4

Salute at Remembrance Day