Community Services & Programs
The RCMP Auxiliary Program was first introduced in 1963 to enhance community policing and crime prevention initiatives.
Today, there are approximately 1,600 Auxiliaries nation-wide (over 700 in British Columbia). These men and women dedicate countless hours to their communities and to the detachments they support.
Currently an Auxiliary is an unarmed, unpaid, uniformed RCMP volunteer whose primary purpose is to participate in community policing services. RCMP Auxiliaries in British Columbia are granted Peace Officer status by virtue of Provincial appointments.
Burnaby citizens have long been beneficiaries of countless hours of service provided by the volunteers of the Auxiliary Program. Auxiliaries in Burnaby assist RCMP Regular Members with some limited duties. Under direct supervision, they participate in RCMP supported community events and programs, crime prevention initiatives, community presence, search and rescue, parades and other ceremonial events.
Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifications do you need to have to be an Auxiliary?
In order to apply you must:
- be 19 years old
- be a Canadian citizen
- have a high school diploma
- possess a valid BC driver’s license
- ·be able to obtain an enhanced security clearance.
What kind of training does an Auxiliary receive?
Auxiliaries are required to complete an intensive 160 hours to 260 hours of physical and theory-based training which covers subjects such as:
- powers of arrest
- law relating to the Criminal Code of Canada and Provincial Statutes
- court room procedure & evidence protection
- officer safety techniques.
There is a midterm and a final exam.
What do you do when you are on duty?
Auxiliaries are under the direct supervision of a regular RCMP member and may be directed to assist with an investigation. They may also deliver crime prevention information at community events, assist with traffic control at parades or conduct safety seminars.
Do you receive a salary for your time in the Auxiliary Program?
Auxiliary Constables are unpaid volunteers who commit a minimum of 160 hours annually to the program.
For more information please contact the Burnaby Auxiliary Program Coordinator at:
- Phone: 604-646-9545
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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