- RCMP first introduced the program to the
provinces in 1963.
- Restricted to provinces/territories which have
policing contracts with the RCMP and have provincial legislation providing for the
appointment of auxiliaries.
- Active auxiliary 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 auxiliary members 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.
- All costs associated with the program are the
responsibility of the provincial government.
- Uniforms are supplied by the RCMP and costs
charged back to the provinces.
- Auxiliary members are unpaid volunteers and
since they are not employees of the RCMP they are not entitled to the normal benefits and
privileges of regular members.
- Applicants for the RCMP auxiliary constable
program are identified in the communities through personal contact with regular members.
- Applicants who volunteer must meet some basic
- Auxiliary members wear the uniform of the
Force with shoulder badges showing the word "Auxiliary".
- Auxiliaries are authorised to accompany
regular members on patrol and perform other police functions under supervision, such as
office duties, special events, property checks and traffic and crowd control.
Additionally, they often assist regular members during peacetime emergencies and searches
for lost persons.
- Participants will be covered by insurance by
the province against injury and civil liability and will have completed the approved RCMP
training program for auxiliary constables.
- There are presently 6 Auxiliary Constables in
the Trinity Conception District.
� RCMP/GRC 2002