What is the RCMP Auxillary Program?

March 10, 2018

An article from the RCMP website, click here for complete article

What is it?

The Auxiliary Program was introduced in 1963 to enhance community policing and crime prevention initiatives. Auxiliaries give their time to help keep our communities safe, and the RCMP values these volunteers greatly and considers them a vital part of the organization.

Who can join?

Auxiliaries are unarmed, specially trained volunteers. They must be at least 19 years of age, and willing to commit to the program for a minimum of two years.

What’s new?

The RCMP is implementing changes to the Program aimed at keeping our Auxiliaries safer. These changes include national training standards, a new, more identifiable uniform, and three different Tiers of service for provinces to choose from.

Activities:

These vary from province to province, but can include:

  • Public safety education
  • Crime prevention initiatives
  • Assisting at major events
  • Traffic control
  • General duty operational patrols with Regular Members