- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 requirements.
- 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
- There are presently 6 Auxiliary Constables in the Trinity
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