Kelowna cops seek volunteers

Okanagan RCMP are recruiting for auxillary constable program

  • Dec. 3, 2012 9:00 a.m.

The Kelowna RCMP are looking for Okanagan citizens of good character to become the ultimate volunteer and join the Auxiliary Constable Program.

The Kelowna detachment wants to strengthen community and police partnerships by providing volunteers with the opportunity to  address the cause of, or reduce the fear of, crime and disorder.

“Our mandate, as volunteers under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police whose primary purpose is to participate in community policing service activities relating to public safety, (is) crime prevention (on an unarmed basis),” states a release issued Monday morning.

Auxiliary constables must contribute 160 hours of volunteer time per year. These volunteers participate in community policing programs and ride on patrol with police officers in a support role.

The role provides an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and expertise in order to deliver crime prevention and community policing programs to the public.

Training includes approximately 150 hours of classroom, practical and police defensive techniques. The training course is run over a five month period and is held on consecutive Saturdays; however it 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 19 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

Deadline for applications is December 21st, 2012.

For further information, contact Mr. Bill Finney, Kelowna RCMP Auxiliary Policing Coordinator, at 250-470-6343 or pick up an application form at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment.

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