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.
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.
Participants in the program have come from diverse backgrounds, including:
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.
Auxiliary Constables perform a wide range of activities, including:
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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:
For more information and to apply, contact: