Welcome to the Ridge Meadows RCMP Auxiliary Program

Photo of Auxiliaries in uniform on Canada Day

 

Purpose

auxiliary badgeThe purpose of the Auxiliary Program is to strengthen community and Police partnerships by providing volunteers with the opportunity to perform authorized activities in support of strategies to address the causes of, or reduce the fear of, crime and disorder.

The program enjoys its participation and commitment to enhancing community programs.

 

History

old picture of auxiliariesRCMP first introduced the program to the provinces in 1951. Restricted to provinces/territories which have policing contracts with the RCMP and have provincial legislation providing for the appointment of auxiliaries.

Active programs are currently in place in the provinces of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

Approximately 2,400 Auxiliaries are currently in the program. General policy guidelines are issued from Headquarters. Divisions, in co-operation with the provincial governments, are responsible for organizing and administering the program within these guidelines.


Mandate

Our mandate is to participate in community policing activities relating to public safety and crime prevention. The Municipality of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Auxiliary Constables are uniformed volunteers under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Auxiliaries participate in crime prevention programs and community events.


Community Events  

 

Common Questions

What kind of training does an Auxiliary receive?

Auxiliaries are required to successfully complete an extensive 160 hours to 260 hours of physical and theory based training, covering subjects on Law, Powers of Arrest, Criminal Code of Canada, Provincial Statutes, Court Room Procedure, Traffic, Evidence Protection, Domestic Disturbances, Hand Cuffing Techniques and Arrest Techniques, Officer Safety Training, Drill & Deportment, and Community presentations. Two exams are required, midterm and a final examination, in which they are required to score a minimum of 80%.

Auxiliary doing the RCMP PARE testing 

Auxiliary doing the PARE


Auxiliaries training with OC Spray

Auxiliary being OC Sprayed


Auxiliaries learning handcuffing 

Auxiliary learning handcuffing


Auxiliaries learning Baton Training

Auxiliary learning Baton Training 


Auxiliaries performing Drill practice

Auxiliaries performing Drill practice


What do you do when you are on duty?

Auxiliaries are trained to assist regular RCMP members, follow their lead and direction and will assist in any situation. They also work at special events; provide information at community events, traffic control at parades, or conducts safety seminars.


Do you receive a salary for your time in the Auxiliary Program?

Auxiliaries are unpaid volunteers who commit a minimum of 160 hours annually to this program.


Why volunteer as an Auxiliary?

The answer varies from auxiliary to auxiliary, but generally it is a strong desire to serve our community and to make a difference. Auxiliaries choose to volunteer our time by policing our community, to make it a safer place for all families and citizens. We are often considered the 'Ultimate Volunteer'.


What does the Auxiliary uniform look like?

The Auxiliary uniform is comprised of RCMP blue trousers complemented with a standard issue RCMP grey shirt, tie and (blue band) hat with badge. The Auxiliaries have the standard RCMP shoulder flash with the wording Auxiliary on the bottom, and the outer gear, vest and jacket, also note Auxiliary on the front and back. The Auxiliaries are issued a standard belt with the required operational equipment.


How To Apply

If interested please contact Charlene Hargreaves, the Volunteer Supervisorr at 604-467-7644 for more information.


Basic Requirements to apply:

 

 

 

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