The purpose of the Auxiliary Constable program is to strengthen community and Police partnerships by providing volunteers with the opportunity to perform authorized activities in support of strategies to address the causes of, or reduce the fear of, crime and disorder.
Williams Lake's Auxiliary Constables are uniformed volunteers under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The primary purpose of this program is to participate in community policing activities throughout Williams Lake relating to public safety and crime prevention. Auxiliary Constables participate in Community Policing programs and ride on patrol with Police Officers. The ride-along program provides the Auxiliary Constable with an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and expertise in law enforcement. Auxiliary Constables have peace officer status when on duty and under direct supervision of a member of the RCMP.
At the present time there are 10 auxiliary constables. Williams Lake is hoping to increase the compliment of auxiliary constable resources. Please check this website regularly for dates, times and locations for any Information Sessions which will also be posted on this website.
Cst. Williams Gale is the Auxiliary Constable Program Coordinator and is responsible for all applications as well as overseeing the training for all new Auxiliary Constable training classes.
A provincial training program for all Auxiliary Constables is mandatory. It consists of approximately 90 hours of classroom training. There is approximately 70 hours of additional training outside a classroom environment on topics such as Officer Safety techniques and cavalry foot drill. Attendance to all training sessions is required.
The training course is usually delivered over a 4 -6 month period. The length of the training for each course may vary depending on the operational requirements. The classes of the last Auxiliary training session consisted of evening classroom sessions at the Detachment. All students must successfully pass a mid-term exam and a final exam, achieving a passing mark of 70%.
If you are interested in applying for the Williams Lake RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program, please complete a resume, cover letter and forward it to the following:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
575 Borland Street
Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 1R9
Attention: Williams Lake RCMP Auxiliary Coordinator
Email to: William.Gale@rcmp-grc.gc.ca