Auxiliary Constables must complete a basic training program that consists of 260 hours of classroom and practical instruction. Topics include law, police procedure, foot drills, self-defense, use of force, first aid, professionalism, effective presentations, and public contact. The training is delivered over a six month period. Full-day classes are held on consecutive Saturdays, with occasional evening classes during the week. Training schedule may be subject to change. The commitment to this training course is significant and attendance at all classes is mandatory.
The application process consists of specific steps that the candidates must go through. Please familiarize yourself with the following recruiting process.
NOTE: Application intake occurs January to March every year. An overview of the recruiting process is as follows:
Auxiliary Constables support a number of community policing programs and services, including Block Watch, Junior Police Academy and the Family Identification Program.
Auxiliary Constables also provide traffic control assistance and a visible police presence at special community events such as:
The purpose of the Auxiliary Constable 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.
Auxiliary Constables are uniformed volunteers under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Auxiliary Constables participate in community policing activities, on an unarmed basis and under the direct supervision of a police officer or under the general supervision of the detachment, relating to programs and services in support of public safety and crime prevention. Auxiliary Constables assist police with community-based policing and crime prevention programs in a volunteer capacity, and may also assist police officers in the field under certain circumstances.
Auxiliary Constables also participate in ride-a longs with police officers on patrol. This provides the Auxiliary Constable with an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and expertise in law enforcement.
Since its inception in 1954, the Surrey Auxiliary Constable Program has evolved into one of Canada’s largest.
For program information contact:
E: Surrey Auxiliary Application@rcmp-grc.gc.ca