How The Peterborough Police Service Auxiliary Constable Program Works

The Peterborough Police Service has launched an Auxiliary Constable Recruitment Campaign

“The members of our Auxiliary Unit are an integral part of our Service,” says Inspector Neil Collins, Operations, Peterborough Police Service. “The enhancement these dedicated volunteers bring to our Service is phenomenal.”

 Photo Courtesy Peterborough Police

Photo Courtesy Peterborough Police

HOW THE AUXILIARY UNIT WORKS

-> The Auxiliary Unit, currently comprised of 18 constables, two Staff Sergeants and three Sergeants, is overseen by the Operations Division of the Peterborough Police Service. 

-> Each year members of the Unit volunteer thousands of hours to the communities of the City of Peterborough, the Ward of Lakefield and the Township of Cavan Monaghan. 

-> Auxiliary officers serve the community in a volunteer capacity. Most hold full-time jobs in completely unrelated fields, choosing to give back to the community by joining our Service.

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SERVICES AUXILIARY CONSTABLES PROVIDE

-> assisting at parades, special events and R.I.D.E programs
-> providing information on crime prevention and facilitating crime preventions programs such as the Homeguard Inspection Program
-> conducting car seat installations and working alongside frontline officers during regular police patrols
-> participating in charity events with police

 Photo Courtesy Peterborough Police

Photo Courtesy Peterborough Police

HOW AUXILIARY MEMBERS ARE SELECTED

-> Auxiliary members are selected on the basis of their ability to complete the training program and their availability for service throughout the year. Members must volunteer a minimum of 12 hours each month, attend regular in-service training sessions and commit to a two year volunteer term.

-> Initial training consist of classroom instruction, such as powers of arrest and criminal code, physical restraining methods and firearms qualification. Although auxiliary members are not issued firearms, they must be capable of handling a firearm in extraordinary or critical circumstances.

 Photo Courtesy Peterborough Police

Photo Courtesy Peterborough Police

The Peterborough Police Service is hosting an Auxiliary Recruitment Information Session on Tuesday September 25th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall (317 Hunter Street West). The closing date for applications is October 26, 2018. Learn more here.

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