Central Okanagan RCMP looking for some auxiliary members

Constables participate in community policing programs and, in a support role; ride on patrol with uniformed police officers.

  • Oct. 21, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The Kelowna RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program is looking for Okanagan citizens, of good character, interested in becoming the Ultimate Volunteer and is now accepting applications to the Program.

The mandate of the volunteer program is to, under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,  participate in community policing service activities relating to public safety and crime prevention.

Auxiliary Constables must contribute 160 hours of volunteer time per year. Auxiliary Constables participate in community policing programs and, in a support role; ride on patrol with uniformed police officers. Auxiliary Constables gain valuable knowledge and expertise in order to deliver crime prevention and community policing programs to the public. Auxiliary Constables provide a local perspective to policing in the community they serve.

To get to ready to live up to those goals, the Auxiliary Constable Course is made available. It consists of approximately 150 hours of training. The training course is run over a  five month period and is held on consecutive Saturdays, however may include other periods throughout the week. The commitment to this training course is significant and attendance at all classes is mandatory.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be over the age of 25 years
  • Canadian Citizen
  • Minimum education of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Class 5 British Columbia Drivers Licence or higher
  • Certificate of medical suitability
  • Applicants must pass a suitability interview
  • Applicants must attain RCMP security clearance
  • Applicants must reside in the Central Okanagan

Applications are available at Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake Country Detachments.

Completed applications can be dropped off at any of these locations. Deadline for applications is Nov. 27.

For further information, contact Mr. Bill Finney, RCMP, Kelowna Detachment, at 250-864 5937.

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