Auxiliary Constable Recruiting FAQs
Why volunteer as an Auxiliary Constable?
The answer varies by individual, but generally it is a strong desire to serve our community and to make a difference. Auxiliary Constables choose to volunteer their time by helping to police our community to make it a safer place for all of Richmond’s families and citizens.
Auxiliary Constables have been referred to as the 'Ultimate Volunteer'.
Do you receive a salary for your time in the Auxiliary Program?
No. Auxiliary Constables are unpaid volunteers who commit a minimum of 160 hours annually to this program, for a minimum of 2 years. However, all required training, uniform and equipment is provided at no cost.
Who can become an Auxiliary Constable in Richmond?
The minimum requirements are as follows:
- Canadian Citizen of good character
- Minimum 19 years of age
- High School Diploma (or equivalent)
- Valid BC Drivers License (Class 5)
- Meet medical standards
- Be physically fit
- Meet RCMP Security Clearance
- Proficient in English
- Preference given to those who reside or work in the City of Richmond
- Have no personal or employment conflict of interest
How does someone become an Auxiliary Constable?
First, you must attend an Information Session. This is mandatory, as the full process will be explained and Application Packages will be available at these sessions.
Upcoming Auxiliary Constable Information Sessions will be advertised in local media, on the City of Richmond's website, and at local Community Centres. We are recruiting now, for a troop to start training in the fall of 2016.
Scheduled Information Sessions will be held on:
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 and Thursday, November 5th, 2015
at Richmond City Hall Council Chambers.
You must pre-register for information sessions by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
What training is required?
The training program is a significant commitment, usually delivered over a six month period. Classroom training is usually conducted two evenings a week; and two Saturdays per month are reserved for physical training and foot drill.
Two exams are conducted by the Justice Institute, with a minimum of 70% required to pass. As well, there are pass/fail requirements for some training components. After graduating, new Auxiliary Constables are then mentored through a minimum of six months of Recruit Field Training.
It is highly recommended that applicants familiarize themselves with the core values of the RCMP -- these can be found on the RCMP national website.