Auxiliary Program

What is it?

The Auxiliary Program was introduced in 1963 to enhance community policing and crime prevention initiatives. Auxiliaries give their time to help keep our communities safe, and the RCMP values these volunteers greatly and considers them a vital part of the organization.

Who can join?

Auxiliaries are unarmed, specially trained volunteers. They must be at least 19 years of age, and willing to commit to the program for a minimum of two years.

What's new?

The RCMP is implementing changes to the Program aimed at keeping our Auxiliaries safer. These changes include national training standards, a new, more identifiable uniform, and three different Tiers of service for provinces to choose from.


These vary from province to province, but can include:

  • Public safety education
  • Crime prevention initiatives
  • Assisting at major events
  • Traffic control
  • General duty operational patrols with Regular Members

For more qualification details and information on how to apply, please contact the Auxiliary Program in your province of residence.

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
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