Auxiliary Program

Two auxiliairies walking in vests

The RCMP Auxiliary Program strengthens community and police partnerships by providing trained volunteers with the opportunity to perform a variety of authorized activities that enhance community policing and crime prevention initiatives.

In British Columbia, the Auxiliary Program operates under the leadership of the RCMP Commanding Officer in partnership with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Auxiliaries are trained and authorized to perform non-enforcement community policing and crime prevention activities such as:

Volunteers with peace officer status

RCMP Auxiliaries are volunteers who receive a BC Police Act Appointment as a sworn peace officer after completing the approved RCMP and Provincial Ministry of Justice training.

They are required to:



The RCMP provides an Auxiliary with a uniform. The most identifiable markings are


Auxiliary recruits must complete the RCMP training curriculum that includes physical, theory-based and practical training.

Their training includes subjects such as:

Continuous learning opportunities are provided to Auxiliaries, ensuring their skills and knowledge are kept current during their Appointment in the program.

Interested in becoming an Auxiliary?

For more qualification details and information on how to apply, please contact your local RCMP Detachment.


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