Auxiliary Program

The RCMP Auxiliary Program strengthens community and police partnerships by providing trained volunteers with the opportunity to perform a variety of authorized activities that enhance community policing and crime prevention initiatives.

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In BC, the Auxiliary Program operates under the leadership of the RCMP Commanding Officer in partnership with the provincial Ministry of Justice.

Auxiliaries are trained and authorized to perform non-enforcement community policing and crime prevention activities such as:

Volunteers with peace officer status

RCMP Auxiliaries are volunteers who receive a BC Police Act Appointment as a sworn peace officer after completing the approved RCMP and Provincial Ministry of Justice training.

They are required to:



The RCMP provides an Auxiliary with a uniform. The most identifiable markings are


Auxiliary Recruits must complete the Ministry of Justice Auxiliary/Reserve Training Curriculum that includes physical, theory-based and practical training. There are also a number of RCMP training courses that must be completed.

Their training includes subjects such as:

Continuous learning opportunities are provided to Auxiliaries, ensuring their skills and knowledge are kept current during their Appointment in the program.

Interested in becoming an Auxiliary?


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