Mon Apr 28 13:30:00 PDT 2008

The volunteers working with the RCMP in BC help us meet our challenges while increasing our reach into the communities we serve.

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Currently we have over 10,000 volunteers conducting a wide variety of crime prevention activities on behalf of their detachments across the province.

The work of volunteers strengthens our communities and contributes towards our goal of a safe and secure Canada.


Canada’s volunteers make a tremendous contribution in communities across the country and around the globe. They make our communities resilient and our country vibrant. At an organizational level, this contribution is mirrored by our own dedicated force of 10,000 RCMP volunteers. These individuals allow us to deepen our connection with our communities and extend our activities and influence beyond our own reach.

- Deputy Commissioner Craig J. Callens, Commanding Officer of the RCMP in BC  

Volunteer Opportunities

The RCMP offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for you. Programs and activities offered differ at each detachment.

Examples of our common volunteer programs:

Auxiliary Constable Program

Since 1963, Auxiliary Constables have been an integral part of the RCMP in BC; currently more than 1300 volunteers contribute approximately 180,000 hours annually to the safety of their community.

Block Watch

Block Watch volunteers take a proactive approach to crime prevention and safety in their neighbourhoods.

Volunteer Patrol

Volunteer Patrols provide an extra set of "eyes and ears" for the police through patrols conducted on foot, on bicycles and in vehicles.

Community Police Offices (CPOs)

Trained and security-cleared volunteers help staff at CPOs, offering assistance to the public.

Programs partnering with ICBC

  • Counter Attack / Impaired driving campaigns
  • Lock Out Auto Crime
  • Stolen Auto Recovery
  • Speed Watch and Cell Phone Watch 

Restorative Justice

Trained volunteers facilitate Community Justice Forums, a safe and respectful environment that provides an opportunity to discuss the impact of a harmful incident and creates an equal voice for offenders, victims/communities and their supporters.

Victim Services Program

As a volunteer with Victim Services you will provide support to victims, witnesses, family members, and others who have been impacted by crime and trauma.

Other

  • Business Watch
  • Community Advisory Committee
  • Home Check
  • Rural Watch
  • Traffic Advisory

For more information or to apply

Visit your local RCMP detachment or Community Police Office.

Courriel : bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


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