Get Involved - Auxiliary Constables

Auxiliary Constables are uniformed but unarmed and serve as sworn peace officers supporting the staff and regular members of the Coquitlam RCMP. The Auxiliary Constable program is one of the most intensive volunteer programs we run.Before they are sworn in and eligible to wear the uniform, program applicants go through a rigorous security clearance process and complete 160 hours of training covering topics like; basic law, self defense and first aid, police techniques and procedures, and effective communication skills.  And after graduation, each Auxiliary Constable must log 160 volunteer hours each year for two years to stay in good standing in the program. 

It isn’t hard for auxiliaries to accumulate hours because their specialized skills and training are in high demand for duties such as:

  • Bike and foot patrols to support crime prevention and police enforcement projects.
  • Outreach and education at large community events as well as in smaller organized setting such as safety talks for seniors or school kids.
  • Security and traffic control at community celebrations like Canada Day.

Auxiliary Constables also get the opportunity to create special projects that make use of their unique skills and interests to support the Coquitlam RCMP’s priorities and objectives.

It sounds like a big commitment. And it is. But our 50+ active Auxiliary Constables would say the rewards are worth it. Many of them are planning careers in law enforcement or the justice system and more than a few are currently civilian staff with the Coquitlam RCMP.

Interested in applying to become an Auxiliary Constable?  You must be:

  • At least 19 years old with a valid BC Driver’s License.
  • Willing and able to obtain an RCMP security clearance.
  • Proficient in English and/or French.
  • A high school graduate.
  • A Canadian citizen.
  • Willing to commit to at least 160 volunteer hours per year for 2 years.